Courses - Admission Info - Learning Outcomes - Faculty - Request Info
- ABA651 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
- ABA652 Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior
- ABA653 Skill Acquisition
- ABA654 Research Methods
- ABA655 Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)
- ABA656 Ethical & Professional Conduct
- ABA698 Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Populations Practicum (optional)
Advanced post-certificate courses:
- ABA660 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Interventions
- ABA661 Behavior Analytic Approaches to Psychological Disorders
- ABA662 Culturally Responsive Practices in Applied Behavior Analysis
- ABA663 Designing Behavior Analytic Research
- ABA664 Implementing Behavior Analytic Research
- ABA665 Verbal Behavior
- ABA697 Special Topics
If you are interested in applying for admission, please contact:
Mary E. Brady, PhD
Director of Professional Development
Center for Social Development and Education
Bachelors Degree in Education, Psychology, or related field with permission from the Program Director.
Graduate Application Form
You may apply online (recommended), or download an application, at:
The Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Program prepares graduates to be effective practitioners who can assess, design, implement, and evaluate applied behavior analysis (ABA) programs using ethical and professional practices and interactions. Our graduates will provide these services in a range of settings, such as neighborhood and specialized schools, residential programs, and work programs serving children and adults with disabilities.
The ABA Program’s Learning Outcomes are aligned with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board accreditation agency’s Task List, Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards, and Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts.
Upon completion of the ABA Graduate Certificate Program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of foundational concepts delineated in the BCBA Task List 4.
- Apply the concepts and principles of ABA to real-life situations.
- Critique the design of behavior analytic research, including design and data analysis.
- Identify and assess a client-centered problem.
- Design an intervention to reduce client problem behavior.
- Design an intervention to increase client skills.
- Design an organizational behavior management plan to supervise, evaluate and train staff and parents.
- Demonstrate a culturally responsive approach to client-centered and staff-centered plans.
- Utilize high and low technologies when designing, implementing, evaluating and communications about behavioral interventions.
- Apply guidelines for ethical and professional behavior in all client-centered and staff-centered plans, and as a member of the program’s learning community.
Dan Almeida PhD, Simmons College, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Preference Assessment, Functional Assessment, Autism Treatment, Transition to Adulthood, Severe Challenging Behavior, Organizational Behavior Management
Frank Bird, MEd, Boston College, BCBA
Applied Behavior Analysis: Research to Practice, Ethical Practices, Functional Behavior Assessment, Program Integrity, Severe Challenging Behaviors
Mary E. Brady, PhD, MBA, Boston College
Administration and Program Design, Curriculum Design for students with severe disabilities, Innovative Models of Professional Development.
James T Chok, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Stereotypy, Functional Analysis, Anxiety, severe challenging behavior.
Rita Gardner, MPH, Boston University, BCBA
Organizational Behavior Management, Systems Analysis, Applied Behavior Analysis: Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism.
Jill M. Harper, PhD, University of Florida, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems.
Nicole A. Heal, PhD, University of Kansas, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Designing Efficacious and Preferred Learning Environments, Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior.
Melissa B. Loureiro, MA, CAGS, University of Massachusetts Boston, BCBA
Applied Behavior Analysis: consultation within a public school setting, positive behavior interventions and supports, supporting students with social- emotional needs within a public school setting, functional behavior assessments.
Jacquelyn M. MacDonald, PhD, Western New England University, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Observational learning, Behavior Momentum, Early Intensive Behavior Intervention research.
Kelly McConnell PhD, Western New England University, BCBA
Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems, Promoting Successful Medical Visits.
For more information about the program, please contact:
Center for Social Development and Education
Or fill out form below: