Applied Behavior Analysis

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The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses (21 credit hours) toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

SPED 5200: Concepts and Principles in Behavior Analysis
SPED 5203: Ethics, Compliance, and Professionalism in Behavior Analysis
SPED 6502: Behavioral Assessment
SPED 6225: Behavior Analytic Intervention in Communication
SPED 5201: Science and Philosophy of Behavior Analysis
SPED 5202: Supervision and Consultation in Behavior-Analytic Programming
RSCH 7113: Single-Case Research

Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be included in the M.Ed. in Special Education and Child Development course of study or the M.A.T. in Special Education (for those who completed our Graduate Certificate in Teaching to obtain an initial teaching license in special education). Individuals who are not enrolled in either Special Education M.A.T. or M.Ed. program will need to apply for post-baccalaureate admission (

Course Sequence

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Contact Information
Dr. Robert Pennington, VCS Coordinator,
Dr. Ya-yu Lo, MEd/MAT Special Education Program Director,
Dr. Charles Wood, Department Chair,

See the following table for the course sequence within each program.

Program Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Leslie Bross, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Ya-yu Lo, Ph.D.
Robert Pennington, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Fred Spooner, Ph.D.
Virginia Walker, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Charles Wood, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Keri Bethune, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Michelle Garcia, M.Ed., BCBA
Bradley Stevenson, Ph.D., BCBA-D