Applied Behavior Analysis, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
The Applied Behavior Analysis is an 18-credit post-graduate certificate program designed to provide professionals in psychology, education, child care, speech and language disorders or counseling and human services with a mastery of therapy methods and treatments of children and adults with autism and related developmental disorders. This certificate will prepare students to meet the requirements needed to take the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) exam. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will have met the coursework and practicum hours required to sit for the certification exam.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
Group interviews with program faculty members prior to acceptance are required. Program directors review applications and pay particular attention to each applicant’s ability to address program specific professional goals and professional identity in the statement of intentions.
Students falling below a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale may be required to submit other evidence of their ability to successfully complete a graduate program, such as grades in other graduate-level courses, a record of progressively higher work responsibilities, or scores from the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination.
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This 18-credit post-graduate certificate program is uniquely designed based on the ABA competencies and the intensive practicum hours required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
The Association of Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
Applied Behavior Analysis Curriculum
ABA 600: Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
ABA 610: Ethical and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis
ABA 620: Problem Identification and Behavior Change Consideration in Behavior Analysis
ABA 630: Applied Behavior Analysis I
ABA 640: Measurement and Experimental Design in Behavior Analysis
ABA 650: Applied Behavior Analysis II
Each course has 125 hours of practicum experiences that are directly linked to the content from the BACB Task List, thereby affording students to apply theory to practice.