The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is to prepare graduates to assume supervisory behavior analyst roles in schools and service agencies and to serve as independent consultants. The Association for 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.
This program includes seven core courses in behavior analysis that explore the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis in-depth and address its philosophical underpinnings. Students may elect to complete their supervised fieldwork hours by taking Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 1–4 (Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 1 (CAEP 8417); Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 2 (CAEP 8418); Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 3 (CAEP 8419); Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 4 (CAEP 8421), in addition to the seven required courses.
Courses are delivered in an online format. Students attend lectures virtually and view supplementary material on their own schedules, taking advantage of technological advances that promote student learning and increase student-to-instructor and student-to-student communication.
Students take one or two courses each academic term, and courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer full semesters. Behavioral Concepts and Principles (CAEP 6326) and Service Administration (CAEP 6329) serve as prerequisite courses to the remaining courses in the program.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of B or higher is required in each course.
|CAEP 6326||Behavioral Concepts and Principles (Behavioral Concepts and Principles)||3|
|CAEP 6327||Behavior Assessment||3|
|CAEP 6328||Research and Design Methods||3|
|CAEP 6329||Service Administration||3|
|CAEP 6331||Advanced Learning Seminar 1||3|
|CAEP 6334||Applied Programming Seminar 1||3|
|CAEP 6336||Systematic Inquiry 1||3|
Note: The intensive practicum is optional. Consult your faculty advisor.
|CAEP 8417||Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 1||2|
|CAEP 8418||Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 2||2|
|CAEP 8419||Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 3||2|
|CAEP 8421||Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 4||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
21 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required