Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Dr. Bill Matthew, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP
The five-course sequence in applied behavior analysis is designed to prepare candidates for the national certification examinations sponsored by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Upon successful completion of National University’s five course sequence, the candidate will receive a certificate of completion from National University, but this is not professional certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and does not entitle candidates to claim they are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA's). Information about becoming certified through the BACB can be found at www.bacb.com
Program Learning Outcomes
- Read, understand and apply techniques and methods of applied behavior analysis.
- Successful program graduates will be able to present data and information from applied behavior analysis procedures in graphic, textual, and oral formats.
- Apply methods of behavior analysis in applied settings.
- Articulate orally and in writing the principles of applied behavior analysis as they relate to the basic laws of learning common to multicultural environments.
- Articulate orally and in writing the basic, overall practice guidelines and code of ethics in the field of applied behavior analysis.
- Critically read the relevant research literature as well as use idiographic research methods to solve problems that are germane to the field of applied behavior analysis.
- Understand the importance of the use of multiple data sources and points of view in the design, implementation, and evaluation of applied behavior analytic goals.
Prior to qualifying to take the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam, candidates must do 1500 hours of Supervised Fieldwork, which is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). National University does not provide this supervision.
(5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
(one course, 4.5 quarter units)