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Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Purdue University College of Education’s online certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares future behavior analysts who apply the science of behavior analysis across educational systems. The 21-credit program can be completed in as little as 1 year and offers students the opportunity to choose between two options, fully online or a hybrid model(mix of online and face-to-face).

The program has been verified to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify including completion of the required experience hours or additional state requirements.

Career Opportunities (not limited to)

  • Working with individuals:
    • ASD
    • Disabilities
    • Who are in need of increasing skills
    • With challenging behaviors
  • Consulting for teaching and school systems
  • Training parents
  • Collaborating with medical professionals

The program operates in a cohort model fashion in which students, regardless of option, begin a systematic scope and sequence of coursework in the fall semester. The cohort model is designed to foster professional learning communities for students. To facilitate this, the program is delivered through both asynchronous and synchronous class meetings. Required synchronous meetings provide students opportunities to interact in a live format with their professors and classmates from both the online only and hybrid model. All students in the cohort attend synchronous classes together, either through webconferencing, from any location, or on-campus, in a face-to-face setting with Purdue West Lafayette faculty, fostering a sense of community and providing all students the opportunity to learn collaboratively. Students also have the opportunity to participate in independent applied behavior analysis research with program faculty as part of their plan of study.

The 21 credit hour program also serves as an avenue for recruitment into the Special Education doctoral program for which all credits (minimum =21) accrued from the Master’s can count towards the doctoral program of study.

Admissions into the program are accepted for the fall terms only.

The Fall 2020 deadline is June 1st or until spots are filled, whichever comes first.

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Course Content Information or Brightspace:
Rose Mason.
Course Registration, payment, drops/withdraws, and removing holds:
Purdue Online purdueonline@purdue.edu
Career accounts:
ITaP (765) 494-4000