Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the study of human behavior. ABA has been developed for the past 75 years and has hundreds of researchers studying human behavior across a variety of settings. While ABA is often associated with autism, it has been successfully used across many populations including teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, improving workplace performance and safety, and working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Students in our ABA program will learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
This certificate is offered by AU New England
The ABA program at AUNE offers the necessary classes needed for national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for those who already have a Master’s Degree but are interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). The certificate program offers graduate-level credit for course completion, allows for in-person interaction with other students and faculty members, while still offering a flexible course schedule, and include courses that are relevant to the field and populations you will be working with.
Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
- Designed for individuals who already have an earned Master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis, Education or Psychology
- Weekend schedule with monthly classes – convenient for working professionals
- Starts in late August
- Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
Antioch University ABA program graduates achieved an average first-time pass rate of 92% on the BCBA exam in 2017, as compared to the average of 65%.
This 24-credit certificate program can be completed in five semesters.
Fall I (6 credits)
- Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
- Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
Spring I (3 credits)
- Behavioral Assessment (3 credits)
Summer I (3 credits)
- Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change (3 credits)
Fall II (3 credits)
- Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
- Radical Behaviorism: Philosophical Underpinnings (3 credits)
Spring II (3 credits)
- Behavior Analytic Procedures and Interventions (3 credits)
Summer II (3 credits)
- Performance Management and Supervision (3 credits)
Total Educational Requirements: 24 credits
The coursework sequence has been verified to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
- For Spring Entry: December 1
- For Summer Entry: May 1
- For Fall Entry: July 1
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
- Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
Official transcripts should be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
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The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).
In February 2013, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) made significant changes to the degree eligibility requirements for BCBA and BCaBA programs.
What this means for you:
If your goal is certification as a BCBA, you must possess a minimum of a master’s degree, from an accredited university, that was:
- conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or
- conferred in a master’s degree program in which you completed a BACB-approved course sequence
Other requirements apply regarding experience hours, supervision, and approved course sequence. For more information, please visit the BACB website.