Department of Exceptional Student Education

National Board Certification for Behavior Analyst Certification
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Program at FAU

Program Overview:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has a long-standing history of solving problems of social and practical importance. Hallmarks of ABA include the design and implementation of assessment procedures and intervention strategies to teach new behavior that is socially valued, and replace behavior that is problematic for individuals and society. Behavior analysts fulfill a vital role in the community, and the demand for qualified and well-trained professionals is high. Board Certified Behavior Analysts are frequently employed to work or consult in schools, early intervention agencies, community and residential settings, and universities. The ABA Program at Florida Atlantic University is housed in the Department of Exceptional Student Education. This course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) and meets the coursework requirements to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Certification Examination. Additional requirements by the BACB®, include supervision, degree status, and examination, and can found on their website at www.bacb.com.

Program Options:

Students enroll in ABA courses as non-degree objective students, or as part of their course requirements for the master’s degree or doctoral degree in Exceptional Student Education. The Department has an ABA program advisor, and program orientations are available for all students pursuing behavior analytic training at FAU.

ABA Program Course Sequence:

We offer six graduate courses in ABA.

  • EEX 5612 Applied Behavior Analysis (Spring; Summer)
  • EEX 5602 Behavior Change and Management Strategies (Summer)
  • EEX 6609 Behavior Analytic Teaching (Spring)
  • EEX 6615 Behavior Assessment and Intervention Selection (Fall)
  • EEX 7618 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (Spring)
  • EEX 6747 Ethics in ABA (Summer)

Accreditation Standards:

This course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) and meets the coursework requirements to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Certification Examination. Please visit their website at www.bacb.com for additional information about the certification process.

  • State of Florida Certification Standards for Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
  • Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (EAP)
  • Behavior Analyst Task List-Fourth Edition
  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts

Furthering your Education:

Students completing this ABA certification area and who wish to further their education could integrate these courses into a Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Exceptional Student Education. These courses could count toward the ESE Master’s Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

ESE Department Contact Person for ABA:

Elisa Cruz-Torres, BCBA-D,
Visiting Assistant Professor,
ecruz4@fau.edu,
561-297-4575

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