Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate

This online certificate was developed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), recognized both nationally and internationally.

Program Overview

The Applied Behavior Analyst Graduate Certificate prepares behavior analysts to help people achieve personal goals, reduce suffering and improve their quality of life. Upon completion, graduates may work for hospitals, schools, health agencies, consulting agencies and have their own private practices. Students are required to be admitted to either the Master’s in Special Education or the Graduate Certificate program prior to registering for classes. Applicants must be employed at least part-time in a field related to Applied Behavior Analysis.

 As a student, you will:

  • Learn the extensive vocabulary of applied behavior analysis.
  • Gain the use of experimental research designs and how to use the data to make changes in behavior.
  • Understand how to use positive and negative reinforcement, positive and negative punishment, schedules of reinforcement, motivating operations, stimulus control, imitation, shaping and chaining and verbal behavior.
  • Evaluate the various ABA methodologies for instruction and intervention, the design and implementation of a Functional Behavior Assessment, and analyzing measurement tools for particular behaviors.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors

Other Fees:

  • LiveText - $120 (nonrefundable)
  • Conferral - $150

Duration

8-week course

6 courses total

Estimated Cost

$900 per course

$5,400 full program (other fees may apply)

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

3 credits per course

18 academic credits total

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Graduate Level Exams

Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

Program Curriculum

  • EDUU 636  An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis *

    3

    EDUU 637  Applied Behavior Analysis: Procedures and Experimental Design

    3

    EDUU 656  Applied Behavior Analysis: Basic Technologies of Behavior Change

    3

    EDUU 657  Applied Behavior Analysis: Applications

    3

    EDUU 658  Applied Behavior Analysis: Advanced Applications

    3

    EDUU 659  Applied Behavior Analysis: Ethics

    3

     Total   18

     
    *EDUU 636 An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis must be taken first. Courses must be taken sequentially.

    This program does not include the supervised fieldwork requirement to sit for the BCBA exam. For more information about the supervision requirement, click here to download the Supervised Independent Fieldwork Resource Sheet or visit the BACB’s website.

    Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

     


     

    BCBA Certification Exam Prep Option Available to Students
    Brandman partners with Innovative Learning to offer the BCBA Certification Exam Prep program for students who are looking to sit for the BCBA exam. Click here to learn more about this option.

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