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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

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The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate is designed for individuals who have already earned a master's degree in Psychology or a related discipline and who would like to complete the coursework and practicum required to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. Students wishing to enroll in this option must formally apply. The certificate will be granted by the College of Human Sciences and Humanities upon completion of the courses listed below. The deadline for applying for the ABA certificate is March 1 (for fall) and October 1 (for spring). For more information, please contact Dr. Dorothea Lerman at behavioranalysis@uhcl.edu.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (27 hours)
PSYC 5235 Learning Principles
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6031 Behavioral Assessment
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6238 Applied Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6239 Behavioral Interventions I
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6331 Behavioral Interventions II
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6330 Research and Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6338 Ethics and Professional Issues in Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6339 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

  •  PSYC 6238 Applied Behavior Analysis, PSYC 6239 Behavioral Intervention I: These seminar courses include class meetings and up to 10 hours per week of field activities in home, school, and clinic settings.
  • PSYC 6330 Research and Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis: This course requires completion of a research project and 20 hours per week of field experience in home, school, or clinic settings for two semesters (3 credits per semester).
  • Only courses in which a "B-" or better is earned may be applied toward the Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis or the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Grades of "C+" or below are not acceptable.