The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is designed to prepare professionals to deliver ABA services to individuals with exceptionalities.
The program consists of 36 semester hours that include prerequisites, core and major requirements, and electives. Students in the ABA concentration will complete course work in a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) ® Verified Course Sequence.
These courses satisfy the coursework requirement component of becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). In 2016, UNF’s percentage of first-time test takers that passed the board examination was higher than the national average.
Non-degree seeking students (i.e., those that wish to complete the VCS coursework, but do not wish to complete the M.Ed.) may complete the Applied Behavior Analysis coursework within our Graduate Certificate Program.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science devoted to the understanding and improvement of human behavior. ABA has a specific focus on changing socially-significant behaviors; that is, things that are important for individual success. ABA has been successfully applied in various areas of practice, including education, autism treatment, business organizations, and many more. To gain more information about the fields of application in ABA, visit the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies website. Careers in ABA are growing. According to a survey conducted by the Association for Professional Behavior Analysis in 2014, the modal annual income for a masters-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) ranges between $65,000 and $75,000. To learn more about the credentialing process and career opportunities, visit:
Initial application review deadline for Fall admission: March 31st. Final Application review deadline for Fall admission: August 1st. Preference will be given to applications submitted by the March 31st deadline. Those entering the College of
Education and Human Services must meet Graduate
School admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions
1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
Clare Liddon, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor: Applied Behavior Analysis
of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education
BACB VCS Coordinator
College of Education and Human Services Petway Hall Room 3525 University of North Florida 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-3895 FAX
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