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Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Van Loan School is a unique, advanced-level teacher preparation program focused on the application of behavioral principles in addressing the needs of exceptional learners. The program fulfills the educational requirements to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)examination.

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Program Overview

Individuals who hold a graduate degree in special education, psychology, or a related field and who are seeking certification the BACB as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), may enroll in Endicott’s BACB-approved, six-course sequence in preparation for the certification examination.

Behavior Analyst Certificate courses are three-credit-hour courses and are scheduled for 45 contact hours each, in order to meet the BACB requirement for a total of 270 classroom contact hours. In addition to coursework, there is a 1,500-hour BACB required fieldwork experience, 75 hours of which must be supervised. Students are responsible for independently securing the supervision required by the BACB to sit for their certification examination. Support in securing such supervision is available through the Endicott College Office of Graduate Studies in Special Education.

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Program Schedule

Five-Course Sequence of Classes

ABA 510 Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis 3 cr.
ABA 525 Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis 3 cr.
ABA 534 Measurement and Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Intervention 3 cr.
ABA 541 Behavioral Assessment 3 cr.
ABA 554 Behavior Change Procedures and System Supports 3 cr.
ABA 565 Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis 3 cr.


Total requirements 15 cr.


Learning Outcomes

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