Are you thinking about a career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in a public or private school setting or private practice? If so, learn more at our Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder Webinar on October 7 at 4 p.m. (EST)
The Applied Behavior Analysis online program provides the coursework required for individuals interested in sitting for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) through the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), Inc.*
The seven-course certificate program is designed to meet the coursework eligibility requirements needed for the BCBA certification exam. Our carefully planned course sequence, verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis - International (ABAI), prepares individuals for a career in Applied Behavior Analysis working in a variety of settings, including with children and adults with Autism. For candidates seeking a masters degree, our Guided Studies - Applied Behavior Analysis concentration provides additional coursework, focused on Autism and Special Education, and culminates in both the required coursework to sit for the BCBA exam and a Masters in Education.
How does it work?
- Courses offered in consecutive, accelerated session year round fall, spring and summer semesters, with candidates beginning their program in either the fall or spring semester.
- Program may be completed in as little as one year, and is typically completed in about 18 months. Coursework is offered in an online asynchronous format.
- Students enrolled in the M.Ed. in Special Education: Moderate or Severe Disabilities Initial Licensure (Online/Hybrid) program may apply 2 courses toward their graduate degree.
- Students enrolled in the M.Ed. in Special Education: Guided Studies Individualized (or Applied Behavior Analysis) Concentration may count all seven ABA courses toward their graduate degree.
How do I know if I’m eligible to apply to the program?
One of the following must apply:
- Submit proof of master’s degree in any field from a fully accredited institute of higher education.
- Be matriculated in a Fitchburg State Master of Special Education degree program.
- Concurrently submit a full application to a Fitchburg State Master of Special Education degree program.
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How can I get started this fall?
Course registration is now open. Get started by reaching out to admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the best course sequence for your individual circumstances.
While Fitchburg State offers rolling admission, students must be accepted prior to enrolling in any courses beyond SPED 8013 and SPED 8050.Learn more at our upcoming webinar. Register today!
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*The ABA Certificate program at Fitchburg State is a Verified Course Sequence with the Association for Behavior Analysis International, indicating that it meets coursework requirements for those seeking to sit for the BCBA exam.