About the Program

This master’s level program is designed to serve the educational needs of professionals who provide behavioral health treatment for individuals with autism and autism spectrum disorders and related needs. This program consists of a minimum of 33 credits. It is designed to address the essential skills and competencies for professional practitioners in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Completion of this program leads to recommendation for New York State Licensure as a Behavior Analyst (LBA) and recommendation as a Boardcertified Behavior Analysis from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BCBA). Candidates must possess an undergraduate degree in psychology, education or other subject areas that address learning and behavioral change.

About the Exceptional Education Department

204 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-3038
Fax: (716) 878-5410
https://exceptionaleducation.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (33 credit hours)
EXE 522 BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, INSTRUCTION AND INTERVENTION 3
EXE 544 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS 3
EXE 634 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 3
EXE 644 ADVANCED APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 3
EXE 645 EFFECTIVE PRACTICES FOR SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER 3
EXE 646 CULTURE, DIVERSITY, DISABILITY, AND EDUCATION 3
EXE 681 CLINICAL RECORDS AND ETHICAL PRACTICES FOR BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS 3
EXE 683 PERSONNEL SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT 6
EXE 684 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION 3
EXE 690 MASTER'S PROJECT 3

Total Credit Hours 33

Professional Licensure Disclosure
New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.

Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided in the full disclosure document to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

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