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ABA Program Requirements

  • Option I: Students successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work and an approved final capstone project. Completion of Option I does not result in eligibility to sit for the national credentialing exam as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
  • Option II: Students successfully complete Option I requirements and an additional 6 credit hours of advanced field experience to fulfill the field experience requirements for credentialing as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Only completion of Option II prepares a student to sit for the national credentialing exam as a BCBA.

Credit
Hours

Prerequisites and Required Course Work for Option I

21

SPCD 510

Special Education Law

3

SPCD 519

The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in the Special Education Classroom

3

SPCD 582

Teaching Students with Intensive Communication Needs

3

SPCD 505

Sem: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis

3

SPCD 594

Advanced Field Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis*

3

SPCD 597

Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Behavior Analysis

3

SPCD 619

Single Case Research Design

3

Prerequisites and Required Course Work for Option II

27

Fulfill the prerequisites and required course work for Option I (listed above)

21

SPCD 594L

Advanced Field Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis-Lab (2 semesters)*

6

*An additional course fee of $500.00 is required for each Advanced Field Experience course.