Verified Course Sequence for BCBA Only
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.
Courses in the VCS and UIP require students to have a cleared Criminal Background Report on file in the College of Education Licensure Office.
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.
Credits are taken online through MSUB. Students may sit for the national exam upon completion.
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.
Students must have a Master's degree in Education, Psychology, or Applied Behavior Analysis.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions of an applied behavior analyst
- Follow the ethical codes applicable to their profession
- Implement applied behavior analysis practices that are evidence and researched based
- Understand the need to be a life-long learner in the applied behavior analysis profession