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Capella University
Applied Behavior Analysis MS

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Applied Behavior Analysis Cert

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Applied Behavior Analysis BS
Applied Behavior Analysis MS

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Behavior Analysis Certificate
Behavior Analysis MS


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Behavior Analysis Certificate
Behavior Analysis MEd

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Become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification is the internationally recognized certification for Applied Behavior Analysis professionals. The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a certified behavior analyst, who is concerned with understanding and improving behavior. The BCBA has a variety of professional options as behavior modication / intervention is a growing and widespread field.

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BACB accredited programs prepare professionals for the nationally and internationally recognized BCBA or BCaBA certifications. Every State recognizes these certifications for ABA professionals.
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Saint Joseph's University Online

The "America's Best Colleges" 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report has ranked Saint Joseph's University among the top 15 master's universities in the north and #8 in top regional universities in the north.

Certificate in Behavior Analysis
Post-Master's Certificate

BACB Approved
Qualify Toward BCBA Certification

The BACB approved online post-master’s certificate in behavior analysis is a six-course program designed to serve those interested in advancing their careers in various behavior management services such as behavior specialists, mobile therapists, educational consultants, speech-language pathologists, school counselors, school workers, criminal justice professionals, and human services professionals. The curriculum allows students the flexibility to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to focus on the management skills necessary to succeed as upper-level decision makers. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved the Saint Joseph's University coursework in behavior analysis as meeting the coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination.

Criminal Justice / Behavior Analysis
Master of Science

BACB Approved
Applied Behavior Analysis Master's Degree
For BCBA Certification Eligibility

Designed for Professionals
In Justice System, Community Services, & Education

BACB approved coursework in Behavior Analysis is offered as a concentration in the M.S. in Criminal Justice or as a Post Master's. The application of behavior analysis is very broad, serving those who provide a variety of behavior management services, including individuals trained as behavior specialists, mobile therapists, educational consultants, speech-language pathologists, school counselors, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and human services professionals. Behavior Analysis is recognized as a "best practice" in the field of autism, behavioral health, addiction, and corrections. Throughout this program students will develop the skills to transfer basic principles of behavior analysis into effective comprehensive functional behavioral assessments, behavioral interventions, and program evaluation. This program allows students the flexibility to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to focus on the management skills necessary to succeed as upper-level decision makers.

Kaplan University

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Applied Behavioral Analysis
Master of Science

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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.

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University of Cincinnati

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
Graduate Certificate Plus Field Experience

BACB Approved
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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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).

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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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    Since its first studies in 2000, the CDC has seen a steady and strong rise in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In 2012, the CDC reported that (based on 2008 findings) 1 in 88 children have been diagnosed with Autism. That is a 23% increase from the previous 2006 data.

    In the same report, the CDC noted that:
    • ASDs are reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

    • ASDs are almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 54) than among girls (1 in 252).

    • About 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism.
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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.

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    BACB Accepted
    Degrees & Coursework
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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.

    BACB Approved programs include the following content:

    • Ethical considerations
    • Definition & characteristics and principles, processes & concepts
    • Behavioral assessment and selecting intervention outcomes & strategies
    • Experimental evaluation of interventions
    • Measurement of behavior and displaying & interpreting behavioral data
    • Behavioral change procedures and systems support

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