Institutes of Higher Education in Virginia Offering Coursework in ABA
George Mason University
Applied Behavior Analysis Minor (For those interested in BCaBA coursework)
This minor provides undergraduate students or those who hold bachelor's degrees with the coursework and experience required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. To obtain the hours required for the supervised experience, GMU offers courses in the form of a practicum for students wishing to complete supervision hours through coursework.
Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate (For those interested in BCBA coursework)
This certificate program is designed to prepare students to become competent practitioners of behavior analysis, and contributors to the discipline. It is approved to meet course requirements for participants to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. This program also provides courses in the form of a practicum for students wishing to complete supervision hours through coursework.
James Madison University
Behavior Analysis Concentration (For those interested in BCaBA coursework)
The Behavior Analysis Concentration is a sequence of courses that provides undergraduate psychology students the opportunity to focus their studies toward issues in behavior analysis. It includes the coursework required for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination.
The Psychological Sciences Masters Program (For those interested in BCBA coursework)
The Psychological Sciences Masters Program has a course option sequence within the Behavior AnalysisConcentration, which includes all coursework and practica that is required for eligibility to apply for examination to qualify as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Mary Baldwin College
Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis (For those interested in Board Certification as an Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA))
Undergraduate and graduate students may take this four course sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis. This graduate-level course sequence is approved by the BACB as meeting the course requirements for examination eligibility for Board Certification as an Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) under the 4th Edition Task List. These courses meet weekly in the evenings on Mary Baldwin College's historic Staunton campus.
Master of Education with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (For those interested in Board Certification as an Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and a graduate degree)
An M.Ed. degree with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis is available for students wanting to complete an approved BCaBA course sequence while simultaneously earning a graduate degree. The graduate courses in ABA are approved by the BACB under the 4th Edition Task List and comprise 12 of the 33 credit hours of this graduate degree program. The ABA courses meet weekly in the evenings on Mary Baldwin College's historic Staunton campus. The other courses for the degree are offered either online or with occasional face-to-face meetings.
*Note: additional classes currently pending approval by the BACB for BCBA coursework
Shenandoah's graduate ABA program is a 4-5 semester program leading to the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program prepares you to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Exam, and is designed to accommodate professionals who are employed full or part time.
University of Virginia
The Virginia Institute of Autism is proud to co-sponsor with the University of Virginia (UVA) the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program specializing in Autism. This program is designed to teach special education and related personnel how to use research-supported ABA methodologies to further support students with autism and related disabilities. The program is also designed to prepare participants for the national certification examination sponsored by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB). Intended for the working teacher, school psychologist, or classroom aide, this nine-credit certificate program consists of three graduate-level courses (45 hours of instruction per class).
Courses will be offered in collaboration with UVA and will be held at the Virginia Institute of Autism, 1414 Westwood Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903. Dr. Alisa Bahl, BCBA-D, a licensed Virginia psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, is currently teaching the three-course sequence. Dr. Bahl served as a school psychology faculty member at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She has multiple years teaching experience and supplements her didactic training with activities and case examples to further illustrate how to improve outcomes for students. Courses will begin September 2012. A maximum of 12 students will be enrolled in the program. Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Dr. Bahl at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.