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This 18-credit non-licensure certificate is designed to increase the professional training of individuals responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral treatment programs in schools, agencies (such as psychiatric hospitals), and training centers for people with severe disabilities.

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only, unless students complete the certificate in conjunction with the optional practicum or Master's in Special Education. With practicum or concurrent enrollment in the MEd, this certificate may be pursued on a full-time basis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) requires one of the following Master's degrees in addition to the Post-Master's Certificate:

  1. Education
  2. Psychology
  3. Behavior analysis

Those not holding these degrees may not be eligible to earn BCBA® certification and should contact the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) for further information.

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.  For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure page.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-ABAC

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

This certificate may be pursued on a full-time basis only.


EDSE 619Principles and Procedures of Behavior Analysis3
EDSE 621Applied Behavior Analysis: Empirical Bases3
EDSE 623Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessments and Interventions3
EDSE 624Applied Behavior Analysis: Applications3
EDSE 625Applied Behavior Analysis: Verbal Behavior3
EDSE 664Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysis3
Total Credits18


EDSE 795 Standard Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum and EDSE 799 Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum may be taken to meet the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) supervised practicum requirements.