Applied Behavior Analysis Track
Verified Course Sequence for BCBA Only
For Non-Degree Seeking Students
MSU Billings offers a Verified Course Sequence with or without Experience sanctioned by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (www.bacb.com). Coursework covers content from the 5th Edition Task List involving 315 hours of study in 7 courses. Students also have the option of completing their experience hours in our University Intensive Practicum.
Courses in the VCS and UIP require students to have a cleared Criminal Background Report on file in the College of Education Licensure Office. Students must submit complete applications for SPED 590 in ABA by November 15 for Spring, or April 15 for Fall.
In order to apply for this option, students must already possess a qualifying Master's Degree (in education, psychology, or applied behavior analysis). Qualifying degrees can be determined by contacting the Behavior Analyst Certification Board directly at www.bacb.com. Applicants wishing to take the behavior analyst exams are encouraged to contact the BACB. The information is provided to assist students who wish to benefit from BACB courses.
All students seeking a degree or post baccalaureate program through the Department of Educational Theory & Practice must obtain criminal background reports by submitting fingerprints to the Licensure Office upon application to Graduate Studies.
|Applied Behavior Analysis Courses:|
|SPED 502||Research in Special Programs||3|
|SPED 515||Ethics in Educ & Human Svcs||3|
|SPED 520||Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPED 551||Assessment & Planning||3|
|SPED 574||Data-Based Instruction||3|
|SPED 586||Cncptl Iss in Radical Behvrism||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Tchng Stdnts w Emtnl/Bhvrl Dis|
|Autism Spctr Dis: Char & Intrv|
|Total Minimum Credits||21|
To complete experience hours in the University Intensive Practicum:
|SPED 590||Internship (Fall)||5|
|SPED 590||Internship (Spring)||5|
|SPED 590||Internship (Mini-Thesis)||5|
|Total Minimum Credits||15|
Note: Only one “C” grade can be counted in coursework for the BCBA option.