Catalogue 2012 - 2013

Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis

Developed in response to the increasing demand for teachers and practitioners trained in best practices for the education and treatment of individuals with autism and related disabilities, the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis will give working professionals the skills to fill this void. Students complete 24 total credit hours with 15 credit hours in coursework, 8 hours of practicum, and 1 credit hour of preparation for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board exam.

Program structure

All students will be assigned doctoral-level, board-certified behavior analysts as advisors upon admission to the program. Advisors and students will work collaboratively on the students’ professional development. Students are expected to complete 24 total credit hours with 15 credit hours being dedicated to BACB pre-approved coursework, 8 hours being dedicated to BACB pre-approved practicum, and 1 credit hours being dedicated to preparation for the BACB certification exam.

Admissions

Candidates interested in this program need to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s or a master’s degree and must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in their most recent degree program. Candidates must already work in a relevant practicum site within 30 miles of the Western New England University campus or be willing to be placed in a relevant practicum site within 30 miles of the campus during terms in which they are enrolled in practicum hours.