Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Program Overview

    The applied behavior analysis (ABA) certification program does not lead to teacher licensing in Massachusetts but does prepare students to work with children with disabilities who participate in integrated or self-contained classrooms.

    The program also includes courses that meet the educational requirements to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. This is a unique, advanced-level component that focuses on the application of behavioral principles in addressing the needs of exceptional learners.

    The program leads to eligibility for the Behavior Analysis Certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    After completing this program, students will:

    • Have a good grasp of the theoretical perspective of behaviorism and natural science
    • Understand the components of valid research
    • Be able to observe human behavior and explain it causes based upon the world view of behaviorism and natural science
    • Explain how behavioral principles apply to all areas of human endeavor

    Required Curriculum

    ABA 510 - Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis
    ABA 525 - Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
    ABA 534 - Measurement & Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions I
    ABA 541 - Behavioral Assessment
    ABA 554 - Behavior Change Procedures
    ABA 565 - Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis
    ABA 699 - Comprehensive Review

    Total Certificate Requirements - 18 credits

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    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step

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