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Applied Behavior Analysis Cert

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Applied Behavior Analysis BS
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Behavior Analysis Certificate
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a profession that focuses on improving the human condition. ABA is a well-developed discipline among the helping professions, with a strong research foundation, established standards for practice, distinct methods of service, and recognized experience and educational requirements for practice. ABA entails the comprehensive use of principles of learning theory and operant psychology to enhance the abilities of children and adults in human services and other areas, including education, human factors, business, medicine, and rehabilitation.

Applied Behavior Analysis professionals will have bachelor's or master's degrees in applied behavior analysis or related fields such as health services, human services, education, occupational therapy, psychology, etc. In addition to licensing and other required credentials for their specific field, professionals can enhance their credibility and job opportunities by earning a certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). The BACB's certifications include Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).

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Note on National and State Certifications:
BACB accredited programs prepare professionals for the nationally and internationally recognized BCBA or BCaBA certifications. Every State recognizes these certifications for ABA professionals. Candidates for these certifications MUST complete BACB approved coursework and field experience to sit for certifications exams.
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Behavior Analysis
Graduate Certificate

BACB Approved Course Sequence
Prepare to Sit for BCBA Certification Exam

The BACB approved online Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate teaches students methods to develop effective interventions to address a wide array of learning and problem behaviors across typically developing populations and disability categories in both clinical and educational settings. Grounded in the ethical and best practices recommended by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the program examines the specific and comprehensive use of learning principles, such as operant and respondent learning. It also places emphasis on prevention and early intervention.

Foundations of Behavior Analysis
Master of Education

BACB Approved Course Sequence
Prepare to Sit for BCBA Certification Exam

The online BACB approved master's degree program in Foundations in Behavior Analysis provides an in-depth examination into the core competencies of applied behavior analysis. The coursework addresses the provision of assessment and intervention services to individuals in both educational and clinical settings. The program focuses on the core competencies of applied behavior analysis as published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, including behavioral assessment, functional behavior assessment/analysis, intervention for academic & behavior problems, data-based decision making & single-case design research methodology, and ethical standards for practice.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The nation's oldest and largest graduate school focused exclusively on psychology and related behavioral sciences.

Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2009 (for the third consecutive year) and the only school of professional psychology to receive this award with distinction.

Applied Behavior Analysis
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Behavior Analysis Graduate Coursework
Includes Supervised Field Experience Options
Complete in Under a Year as a P/T Student*

Ideal For Autism, Behavior, & Education Professionals

This BACB approved program is designed for experienced behavior professionals who want to advance their careers and pursue BCBA certification and educators wishing to improve instruction and behavior management in their classrooms.
  • BACB approved sequence of coursework for BCBA certification eligibility
  • Includes optional supervised practicum
  • For behavior analysis and related professionals who want to update their licensure and/or develop mastery of behavior analytic theories and procedures
  • For educators who want to improve instruction and behavior management in the classroom, especially special education and early childhood education professionals
  • Can complete in one year as a part-time student*
  • Applicants must hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution, that was conferred in behavior analysis or other natural science, education, human services, engineering, medicine, or related behavior analysis field approved by the BCBA

* Completion time is dependent on availability of field supervision. Students are not required to complete supervised field work with CSPP although the BACB requires supervised field work to be completed prior to sitting for the certification exam. CSPP offers options for for supervised fieldwork.

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Kaplan University

Psychology /
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Master of Science

BACB Approved
Fulfill BCBA Certification Education Requirement
Ideal For Autism & Behavior Professionals

The BACB approved program will focus on the processes that underlie the individual human experience and behavior, as well as core knowledge, theories, and research in the field. Students of the Applied Behavioral Analysis specialization will focus on the developmentally disabled, the autistic, and individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Students will utilize behavioral concepts and theories, and develop assessment and intervention skills.

This program is approved by BACB and fulfills BACB's graduate level degree and coursework requirements for BCBA candidates. Graduates of this program do not have to complete additional graduate level coursework to be eligible for BCBA certification.

Psychology /
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Bachelor of Science

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Fulfill BCaBA Certification Education Requirement
Ideal For Autism & Behavior Professionals

The BACB approved Applied Behavioral Analysis specialization will explore behavioral development from birth to adolescence. Students will extensively examine design, analysis, and application of learning theories and behavioral principles to understand what motivates human behavior. They will learn the skills required for a myriad of jobs, including working with autistic children and adults with special needs and assisting certified behavioral analysts who conduct research or create behavior modification programs.

The BS in Psychology program offers an Advanced Start option. If you earned an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college, and you are interested in a career that focuses on human behavior and development, the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Psychology is for you. The degree is also designed to prepare you to pursue graduate studies in psychology. Full-time students can complete this program in as little as 2 years.

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Capella University

Applied Behavior Analysis
Master of Science

Capella University's BACB approved online Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis program prepares you to increase your impact with children and adults who have behavioral disorders. Courses are taught by faculty with top academic credentials, deep experience as practitioners, and Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) certifications. The program combines advanced psychology coursework with foundational knowledge of the field's major competency areas. The specialization courses in Capella's Master of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis specialization are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

General Psychology
Master of Science

Enrich your understanding of general psychological principles, theories, and research methodologies, then use electives to delve more deeply into specific topics that position you to make a greater difference in your work. Choose established areas of psychological study such as addiction or health psychology, select a family psychology concentration, or design an interdisciplinary program that blends psychology with education, business, or human services courses. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing specialist or supervisory positions in social or behavioral service organizations, or wish to explore a broad psychological curriculum in preparation for doctoral studies.

Concentrations: As part of this specialization, you can use your electives to earn a concentration in Family Psychology.

General Psychology
Bachelor of Science

Develop an understanding of human learning, emotions, and behaviors with this BS in Psychology specialization, designed around the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. You will also learn skills in research, writing, problem solving, and synthesizing and evaluating information, which are valued in a wide range of professions beyond psychology. Successful graduates of this program are prepared to continue their studies at the graduate level or pursue careers in a variety of fields that employ psychological knowledge and skills, including public service, law enforcement, business, sales, market research, health care, and social services. Capella offers concentrations in Marketing, Finance, and Project Management. >> Read about the BS/MS Option

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Applied Behavior Analysis
A Growing Treatment of Choice

Over the past 60 years, applied behavior analysis has become recognized as the treatment of choice for behavior problems associated with mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, brain injury, and other disorders. Many people also recognize that applied behavior analysis is capable of producing remarkable results in classroom learning. Behavior Analysis is also recognized as "best practices" in the field of autism, behavioral health, addiction, and corrections.

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    Career Options:

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    Update on BCBA Course Requirement

    The Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) has made changes to their requirements for candidates looking to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). The 4th Edition Task List will affect students taking the BACB exams starting in 2015.

    • Beginning January 2015, the coursework eligibility requirements will increase 45 hours, from 225 hours to 270 hours, and there is now a requirement for a freestanding ethics course for BCBA.
    • Beginning January 2015, a new exam will be administered to applicants that apply after September 2014.
    • Students that qualify and apply for the BCBA exam under the 3rd Edition Task List can take the old exam through September 2014.
    • Students that qualify and apply for the exam by September 2014 under the old requirements, but do not take or fail the old exam, can take the new exam in January 2015.

    >> BACB Update: Course Requirements (pdf)

    BACB Accepted
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    Aside from Applied Behavior Analysis degree holders, candidates with other degrees are also eligible for certification.

    Effective January 2011, the following degrees were deemed acceptable by the BACB for BCBA and BCaBA candidates who wish to pursue certification.

    • Education
    • Clinical, counseling, or school psychology
    • Clinical social work
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech/language therapy
    • Engineering
    • Medicine

    Candidates with degrees in other fields must contact BACB to request consideration for eligibility.

    BCBA Candidates: If you hold a BACB approved master's degree in applied behavior analysis, your degree fulfills the graduate coursework requirement toward BCBA certification eligibility. If you hold a master's degree in a BACB approved related field, you will need to complete BACB approved graduate level ABA coursework.

    BCaBA Candidates: If you hold a BACB approved bachelor's degree in applied behavior analysis, your degree fulfills the coursework requirement toward BCaBA certification eligibility. However, you intend to advance to BCBA certification, you must earn (1) a BACB approved ABA master's degree or (2) a degree in an approved related field plus BACB approved graduate level ABA coursework.


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