Your Future as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Starts Here
Currently, there is a critical shortage of skilled professionals trained in the science of behavior analysis. To fill this need, and to assure that these professionals acquire the most relevant skills, the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB) has carefully established rigorous guidelines for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA).
Developed in partnership with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center — a pioneer in research, education and service for people with developmental disabilities and their families, and a part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School — this certificate has been designed to provide professionals in psychology, education, child care and human services with an understanding of behavior analysis, and knowledge of its diverse applications.
The courses in the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program not only help students prepare for the BCBA certification exam — they also impart knowledge that is necessary for fulfilling the supervised fieldwork experience requirement, as well as providing ABA services in schools, homes, and other settings using behavior analysis. UMass Lowell's highly interactive online courses include exercises, assessments, and the opportunity for discussions with and feedback from instructors. Since 2005, more than 1,400 students have completed UMass Lowell's program, successfully passed the exam, and found meaningful employment in a variety of settings all over the world.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
Some of the courses included in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program can be counted towards UMass Lowell's Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Studies. We also offer a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis and Education Option M.Ed. program, which can be completed entirely online. Learn more about UMass Lowell's ABA programs.