Full scholarships for a graduate certificate from the College of Education’s applied behavior analysis program are now available. The program prepares students who are interested in becoming practitioners in using behavior analysis to solve problems of human importance.
The applied behavior analysis program includes six courses completed over two academic years in which students will learn how to design, implement and supervise behavior analytic programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. At the end of the course of study, students will take the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam.
Seven scholarships that cover up to 18 credit hours are available for the fully online program beginning in January 2015. In order to apply, applicants must be permanent Michigan residents; have a master’s degree in education, psychology or behavior analysis; have an identified supervisor for accumulating fieldwork hours simultaneous to coursework and be prepared to begin classes in January 2015.
Applicants should be prepared to submit a statement specifying the following: why they wish to become a behavior analyst, what they plan to do with the credential and the plan for accumulating the required supervision hours. In addition, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and transcripts from their undergraduate and master’s courses.