Training Opportunities for Professionals
Professionals may take coursework in Behavior Analysis online or at local universities to meet requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Parents of children with autism also have taken the courses and found them to be helpful in understanding the underlying principles of effective teaching methods. FEAT-Houston offers some coursework Scholarships for those seeking to become board certified.
Undergraduate Course Sequence
in Applied Behavior Analysis
The University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL) &
The University of Houston – Down Town (UHD)
UHCL and UHD offer a sequence of courses in ABA at the undergraduate level to prepare individuals to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts. The first course, Learning, is offered at both campuses in the fall and can be taken simultaneously with the second course, ABA I. The second and third courses (ABA I and ABA II) also are offered as online courses. Information about the ABA course sequences may be found at http://gator.dt.uh.edu/~williams/BCABA/ or by contacting Dr. Patrick Williams (WilliamsP@uhd.edu ) or Dr. Dorothea Lerman (email@example.com).
Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at UHCL
UHCL offers graduate work (Masters’ Degree) in applied behavior analysis. Graduates are prepared to pursue doctoral degrees in psychology or behavior analysis. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available each year. For more information contact the faculty coordinator, Dorothea Lerman (281) 283-3437; firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the website: http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/HSH/HOME/HSH%20Programs/Psychology%20Programs/Behavior%20Analysis
A copy of the University of Houston – Clear Lake brochure can be found here.
Sam Houston State University’s Department of Language Literacy and Special Populations offers a Master of Arts Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism Program, with an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
For program information contact:
Sam Houston State University
PH: (936) 294-4971
This program prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities including Autism Specialist, Behavior Specialist, and Applied Behavior Analysis consultant. For more information, click here.
University of North Texas
Department of Behavior Analysis
The Department of Behavior Analysis offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs on the UNT campus in Denton, as well as a graduate certificate program online for distant professionals interested in continuing their behavior analysis education. Students may take one or more of the internet sequence classes (see http://courses.unt.edu/behv/) and may enroll in the UNT Graduate School to obtain an academic certificate in ABA.
Contact: 940.565.2274 or 940.565.2561
Distance Learning: 940.369.7879