Master of Science Special Education Advanced Studies Option
Our ABA classes fit in to the Master of Science in Special Education (MSSE) Advanced Studies, Internship option. BCBA eligibility is based on having a master’s degree in education, psychology, or a similar field of study. If you already have a Master's degree you can just elect to take BCBA required courses and supervision.
In order to qualify for the professional BCBA exam, you need three things: (a) complete a master’s degree, (b) successfully pass 5 required courses in the BCBA plan of study, and (c) meet supervision requirements for experience. Experience can be earned through the MSU-B university practicum (15 credits of SPED 590 Internship in ABA taken over 3 semesters), or 1,500 documented hours of direct supervision from a board certified behavior analyst who works with you on your job. If you don’t have a BCBA where you are employed, the MSU-B internship is the best option.
Applied Behavior Analysis
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the course sequence at MSU Billings as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst Examination® and Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Facts & Figures
In State Tuition (per year): 3200 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 6400 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999