Opportunities from a Nationally Renowned Teachers College
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Earning a bachelor's degree in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism opens yourself up to boundless opportunities within a career that has a shortage of credentialed professionals.
First, you will earn a foundation in an important behavioral science and will learn from faculty who care about their students and who are actively engaged in research and their own communities. The program is housed within the Ball State Teachers College, which regularly ranks among the best in the nation.
Secondly, the ABA program is part of college's Department of Special Education. This academic department has been on the forefront of training professionals in best-practice methods to help special populations for decades.
A bachelor’s degree program could also help prepare you for continued graduate-level education in ABA, which could significantly broaden your career opportunities and earning potential. Ball State has one of the largest master's degree programs in ABA in the country.
A National Hub for ABA Studies
Ball State has several programs in ABA. Our undergraduate specialization in ABA, our graduate certificate in ABA, and the master's degree were the first such programs in the state of Indiana. This bachelor's degree in ABA is also the first in Indiana and one of only a few online undergraduate degrees in this field available in the nation.
Our online programs enroll students from around the globe, enabling graduates from around the world to obtain BACB credentials and enhance their communities. Our online bachelor's in ABA only reinforces Ball State as a national hub for ABA studies.
For example, our Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) was founded to produce meaningful answers to the questions that most challenge the ASD community. By using rigorous research methods and addressing crucial gaps in services, our team of faculty, staff, and students work to meet the growing needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and professionals who work with them.
Accreditation and Recognitions
- Ball State has this highest form of accreditation: continuing institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. What this means to you is that we have met rigorous academic standards and professionalism that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and other institutions of higher learning.We have been accredited since 1925.
- Our Teachers College holds accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a specialized accrediting body for educator preparation that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- We are also accredited by the Indiana Indiana Teacher Training and Licensing Commission.
- In addition, 23 programs within the college have received national recognition through their respective professional associations.