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Courses You Will Take

The 15-credit-hour ABA graduate certificate is essentially 15 hours of specialized training in the practice of applied behavior analysis. When the certificate is incorporated into a master’s program, it can lead to special education teacher licensing in various areas. The certificate can be earned independently of a master’s degree to demonstrate a concentration area. However, you must have a master’s in some area to pursue BCBA board certification. This certificate provides the coursework requirements for the BCBA. You will need to complete all 6 classes (18 hours) to meet the new requirements for the BCBA exam in 2015.

Specific courses may vary slightly based on student objectives. For effective program planning, a discussion of your career goals with an advisor is highly recommended.

Please note that the ABA graduate certificate does not lead to a teaching license. Graduate certificates will not accept transfer credits.

  • SPCE 609: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 610: Behavior Consultation (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 611: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 619: Ethics in Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours) 
  • SPCE 660/689: Verbal Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 660/691: Supervising Human Service Staff in ABA (3 credit hours)



Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday. These adjusted summer hours will end August 8.
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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