The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provides students with the preparation to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
BCBAs are needed to work with individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), and various behavioral challenges in outpatient clinics, hospitals, schools, and residential treatment settings across the US and internationally.
MiSPP is offering a certificate program in ABA that prepares students to sit for the international examination to become BCBAs. MiSPP’s ABA certificate program combines 18 credit hours of coursework approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and a 1000-hour practicum experience.
Students may complete the ABA certificate in 18 months (5 semesters) taking one course per semester along with four semesters of practicum experience. The ABA certificate can also be integrated into MiSPP’s Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program. All requirements for both credentials must be met to include 12 courses and both practicum experiences.
Time to completion is based on the pace of enrollment. It’s anticipated that this will take a minimum of two and a half years to complete all courses and the required two practicum experiences. Professional development and personal growth are integral to the programs at MiSPP, and many aspects of the educational process are based on experiential learning and self-exploration.
To be considered for admission to the ABA certificate program, applicants must have a master’s degree in psychology, education or behavior analysis. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
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Last updated February 27, 2018