Elms College created one of the country’s first Master of Science degree programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders with an embedded Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence.
We teach applied behavior analysis, which research shows to be effective in treating people with autism. Students have the opportunity to take courses in assessment and treatment of behavior, behavior consultation, and functional communication.
Autism and Communication
In addition to extensive autism content, courses in essential communication disorders information such as social skills theory and intervention — which are necessary for individuals on the spectrum — are integrated within the plan of study.
Board Certified Behavior AnalystThe BCBA (board-certified behavior analyst) course sequence is embedded into our MS in ASD and MS in ABA and CAGS curricula. Students must complete practica and sit for an examination in order to become a BCBA. Elms College offers University Approved Practicum with current placements. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board Inc. has approved our six-course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the BCBA examination.Next
Original ResearchOur graduate students collaborate with faculty on innovative research projects that have an impact on the field. Students are encouraged to present their findings at academic conferences and to network with fellow behavior experts.Previous
Board Certified Behavior Analyst