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School of Education and Human DevelopmentEducational PsychologyThe Educational Psychology programs at USM offer graduate level training to prepare students for future careers as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). BCBAs provide systematic, evidence-based services to address clients challenging behaviors and promote socially important skill acquisition. Graduates will be prepared to: conduct behavioral assessments design, implement, and evaluate behavior analytic interventions provide behavior analytic training, consultation, and supervision PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Out of state students receive an e-tuition rate which is only slightly higher than in-state tuition. Courses are available fully online (synchronously) or in person. The curriculum emphasizes the principles of learning and the applications of evidence-based behavioral strategies to promote academic, social-emotional, and behavioral success for all learners. Both programs include a series of courses verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to meet the educational requirements for BCBA certification. Graduates will need to complete 1,500 hours of BACB approved supervised practice and pass the national certification exam. 78% of USM graduates pass the BCBA examinationMaster of Science in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in ABA(36 credits)Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA)(21 credits)DEGREES AND CERTIFICATESStudents collaborate and share ideas in person and online.Educational Psychology programs offer a sequence of courses verified by the BACB to meet specific faculty and coursework standards.2016-xxxPPROGRAM REQUIREMENTSThe M.S. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in ABA includes 12 courses (36 credits) that emphasize the principles of learning and the applications of evidence-based behavioral strategies to promote academic, social-emotional, and behavioral success for all learners. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. It takes two years to complete the program on a full-basis.The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA) includes seven courses (21 credits) that address the foundational knowledge and skills required to provide effective behavior analytic services. The certificate is an option only for individuals who have a prior masters degree in behavior analysis, education, or psychology. Coursework may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Both programs include a sequence of courses verified by the BACB to meet the educational requirements for BCBA certification. Completion of these educational requirements constitutes only partial fulfillment of the credentialing requirements. Eligibility for the BCBA credential also requires 1500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork and a passing score on the national certification examination. Supervised experiences may be completed concurrent with coursework, but must be arranged independent of the University. Information about the BCBA credentialing requirements may be obtained from bacb.com.APPLICATION DEADLINESApplications are accepted year-round. Priority deadlines are May 1 for fall matriculation and December 1 for spring matriculation.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSM.S. in Educational PsychologyFull application requirements can be found at: usm.maine.edu/educational-psychology/ms-educational-psychology-concentration-applied-behavior-analysisMinimum Requirements: Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an acredited institution and have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE: A completed online application with the USM Office of Graduate Admissions A non-refundable application fee of $65 (Maine residents can apply for free) Current Resume Official transcripts for all colleges or universities attended. The Office of Graduate Admissions is able to obtain transcript of courses completed after 1985 from any University of Maine system campus, so you do not need to request those; however, you do need to list them on your application Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicants ability to study at the graduate level Essay Official GRE test scores Certificate of Finances (international students only) Submission of official TOEFL or IELTS scores (if English is not first language)APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSCertificate in Applied Behavior AnalysisMinimum Requirements: Applicants must hold a masters degree in applied behavior analysis, psychology, or education.APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE: A submitted online Certificate of Graduate Study Application A non-refundable application fee of $25 Current Resume Official transcripts for all colleges or universities attended. The Office of Graduate Admissions is able to obtain transcripts of courses completed after 1985 from any University of Maine system campus, so you do not need to request those; however, you do need to list them on your application Personal statement (see usm.maine.edu/educational-psychology/certificate-applied-behavior-analysis) Please see full admissions requirements for all programs at: usm.maine.edu/educational-psychology/degreesFor more information contact:Educational Psychology(207) 780-5968michael.katz@maine.edu 8 Bailey Hall, Gorham campus usm.maine.edu/educational-psychologyFor assistance with the application process:Office of Admissions(207) 780-4386usmgrad@maine.eduEnjoy the convenience of taking classes from anywhere - all coursework can be completed online.

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