A growing need exists for well-trained board certified professionals in applied behavior analysis. This BACB® approved professional program satisfies the coursework requirement for the BCBA credential. To be eligible for this area of certification, students must already have obtained a degree in an area approved by the BACB® or is concurrently earning that degree. For more information about certification visit http://www.bacb.com. For the most up-to-date BACB approved course grid, click here.
The Professional Certificate Provides:
Preparation for participants to become competent practitioners of behavior analysis and contributors of research to the discipline.
Professional training of individuals responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral treatment and training programs in schools, early intervention programs, day programs, residential settings and home-based programs, and private practices.
Program Course Schedule
Required 6 online courses (24 units):
- ED X301D - Single Case Experimental Design (Summer) 4 units
- ED X312.1 - Cognitive Development in Autism and Other Severe Disabilities (Fall) 4 units
- ED X365 Behavioral Assessment & Intervention For Children & Adolescents (Winter) 4
- ED X391 Professional Issues In Developmental Disabilities (Spring) 4 units
- ED X309A Research Practicum I (Fall/Spring) 4 units
- ED X309B Research Practicum II (Winter/Summer) 4 units
Courses are offered across 4 academic quarters: fall, winter, spring, and summer. For more information visit the Approved Academic Calendar.
All courses are offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through GauchoSpace, UCSB's Moodle course management system. Students are not required to be in front of the computer or online at any particular time.
This professional program satisfies the coursework requirement for the BCBA credential. To be eligible for this area of certification, students must already have obtained a graduate degree in an area approved by the BACB® or are concurrently earning that degree. For information about the BCBA Examination and requirements, visit http://bacb.com/bcba-application. Candidates must complete all 6 courses with letter grades of “B-” or better.