Graduate Certificate Program 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.
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 225 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.
Six-Course Sequence of Classes
ABA 510 Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis 3 cr.
ED 525 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education 3 cr.
ED 534 Measurement and Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Intervention 3 cr.
ED 541 Behavioral Assessment 3 cr.
ED 554 Behavior Change Procedures and System Supports 3 cr.
ED 565 Education Law and Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis 3 cr.
Total requirements 18 cr.
The jobs associated with this certificate include: 25-2051 Special Education Teachers, Preschool 25-2052, Special Education teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 25-2053 Teachers, Middle School 25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 25-2059 Special Education Teachers, All others.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education