Teachers and practitioners trained in evidence-based practices are in demand in school districts and educational settings nation-wide. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) offers an evidenced-based approach to instruction and to the management of challenging behaviors that may impede instruction. Behavior analysis is the scientific study and application of behavior methodologies resulting in the improvement of behavior and enhanced quality of life.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®)*
The 36-credit graduate program in ABA has a course sequence approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB©), the organization overseeing the credentialing needs of behavior analysts internationally. Additionally, the program includes an option for the completion of the experiential learning requirements necessary to achieve certification (1500 hours of supervised, independent fieldwork).
Program available at 3 convenient locations:
- Longmeadow, MA (main campus)
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
- Sturbridge, MA
1 Picker Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
- Burlington, MA (Program is weekend based at this location)
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Note: *To become a certified BCBA®, you must complete the required coursework and fieldwork required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, and you must be recommended by Bay Path College to qualify for the examination. For more information on the examination, you can visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board web site.