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Applied Behavior Analysis (M. Ed.)

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of behavioral principles to change behavior in socially important ways. Practitioners of ABA (i.e., behavior analysts) work in clinical, educational, home, and community settings to implement behavioral interventions with the goal of meaningful outcomes for their clients. While best known for implementation with young children with developmental disabilities (e.g., autism), ABA has a strong presence in schools (e.g., positive behavioral interventions and supports).

Behavior analysts are currently in high demand across the country (Burning Glass Technologies, 2021). In Florida, there was a 68% increase in the number of job postings requiring a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification from 2019 to 2020. As of 2022, the average salary for BCBAs was $70,000 in Florida and &73,765 nationally (per

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The University of North Florida ABA program offers a practitioner-focused course of study that includes an ABAI-approved verified course sequence, experiential learning opportunities, and a two-semester capstone sequence that prepares students to support their clients in meaningful ways.

The mission of the UNF ABA program is to prepare skilled, collaborative, and ethical behavior analysts for practitioner roles in clinical and applied contexts.

Our curriculum is focused on the development of practical skills and knowledge, with a focus on positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). PBIS is a person-centered approach to behavioral intervention with a rich history in both individual intervention and school-based intervention. This approach considers the systems and contexts in which behavior occurs, and interventions that support clients/students and related stakeholders (e.g., parents, teachers, community members) in natural environments.

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