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Applied Behavior Analyst Certification

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The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitative and Human Services Mission:

It is the mission of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitative and Human Services program to provide every student with the best preparation for meeting the needs of a diverse population of individuals and their families.

Description of Program:

The Special Education and Rehabilitative and Human Services department at East Stroudsburg University offers an Applied Behavior Analysis program, which is an approved course sequence by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Students who complete the outlined sequence of courses and fieldwork are eligible to qualify for the BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) exam. Additional requirements, including required supervised hours, are described on the BACB website (www.bacb.com).

This program is specifically designed for individuals with a background in education or human services. BCBAs teach others to carry out ethical and effective behavior analytic interventions based on published research and designs that deliver instruction in behavior analysis. BCBAs supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts and others who implement behavior analytic interventions.

Programs offered include the Master of Education in Special Education with ABA Concentration and an Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration. Please click above for more information on each program.

Learning Outcomes:

The BACB Fourth Edition Task List is organized into the following three sections. For specific learning outcomes under each section, please see: http://bacb.com/fourth-edition-task-list/

I. Basic Behavior-Analytic Skills

II. Client-Centered Responsibilities

III. Foundational Knowledge

Assessment:

BACB – Approved Course Sequence

Careers:

Board Certified Behavior Analysts develop, implement and monitor behavioral interventions in classroom, home and/or community settings. They work with individuals of all ages. Typically, behavior analysts work in the helping professions as:

  • Teachers
  • Speech/language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists