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The College of Education proudly hosts the nationally accredited Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) program.
Due to great demand for part-time and full-time BCBAs, who are sought by schools and agencies throughout the U.S. and worldwide, our College presents the BCBA program to prepare behavior experts who provide the needed assistance in our state. If you are a professional who assists individuals who have behavioral concerns, or for school personnel who provide instruction and guidance directly to children in inclusive settings, this program supports your knowledge, understanding, and implementing research-driven strategies that improve the quality of life of children and families.
Applied Behavior Analysis is a well-developed discipline among the helping professions, with a mature body of scientific knowledge, established standards for evidence-based practice, distinct methods of service, recognized experience and educational requirements for practice, and identified sources of requisite education in universities (BACB, 2014).
BCBA therapists are practitioners with behavior intervention expertise who…
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) - a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services - adheres to international standards that grant professional credentials. BACB certification procedures and content undergo regular psychometric review and validation, per standards established by content experts in the field. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board's BCBA credentialing program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies in Washington, DC.
While there are application deadlines, the sooner you apply for addmission to the Graduate School and have your transcripts sent to UMSL, the more likely you will be admitted in time to registyer for courses with the best selection of days, times, and locations.
Applicants for non-degree graduate study must have a Bachelor's degree in hand as undergraduate and graduate grade point averages (GPAs) of 2.75 or better. Please be aware that only 9 credits of non-degree graduate work can later be used in a degree program if you decide to apply for the graduate degree program. Consider the option for entering a graduate degree program before you register for further non-degree work.
|SPEC ED 6437||Applied Behavior Analysis: Functional Assessment and Interventions||3|
|SPEC ED 6610||Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Research to Practice||3|
|SPEC ED 6620||Assessment and Interventions for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder||3|
|SPEC ED 6630||Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPEC ED 6650||Practicum I in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPEC ED 6660||Advanced Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPEC ED 6670||Practicum II in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPEC ED 6675||Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPEC ED 6685||Analysis of Verbal Behavior||3|