Please note: Due to BACB coursework standards and experience changes related to the introduction of the 5th Edition Tasklist, we are making changes to our program starting in 2020. The information below is NOT relevant starting in Fall 2020. Updated information about coursework changes will be available on this webpage by mid-summer 2019.
The UW ABA Program provides a Master’s degree in Special Education, the BACB Verified Course Sequence (VCS), and supervision necessary to apply to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam. Students not needing a master's degree can elect to take just the VCS.
Students will complete the VCS in one year by taking two courses each quarter for four quarters (fall, winter, spring, summer). Students wishing to earn a Master's degree in Special Education will complete an additional three quarters of coursework.
All classes meet in the late afternoon (typically, at 5 pm PST) to accommodate teachers and others working full time.
BACB Verified Course Sequence
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
EDSPE 507 Instruction of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (4 credits)
EDSPE 510 Behavioral Measurement and Assessment (3 credits)
EDSPE 511 Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis Research (3 credits)
EDSPE 525 Educating Students with Autism (3 credits)
EDSPE 527 Application of Behavioral Principles (3 credits)
EDSPE 529 Becoming an Ethical and Professional Behavior Analyst (5 credits)
EDSPE 531 Designing Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions (3 credits)
EDSPE 532 Tiered Approach to Inclusive Instruction (3 credits)
Additional Coursework for M.Ed in Special Education
EDSPE 501 Special Education and Families (3 credits)
EDSPE 520 Collaboration and Supervision (3 credits)
EDSPE 504 Special Education and the Law (3 credits)
EDSPE 600 Independent Study or Research – Capstone project (9 Credits)