Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

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For more information contact:
Susan Martino
Director of Program Development
martino@oakland.edu
Make an Appointment
(248) 370-4415

ABA Program Faculty Advisers:
Janet Graetz, Ph.D.
Advising & Admissions
(248) 370-2620
graetz@oakland.edu 

Jessica Korneder, BCBA-D 
Course Instructor, Practicum Advising
(248) 370-3080
korneder@oakland.edu

BCaBA Coursework

Overview

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Overview

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The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) is an undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCaBA level must be supervised by someone certified at the BCBA/ BCBA-D level. BCaBAs can supervise the work of Registered Behavior Technicians and others who implement behavior-analytic interventions.

Oakland University's BCaBA course sequence, approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, fulfills course requirements for the this credential. BCaBA certification requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, completion of an approved series of courses, and a defined period of supervised practical experience, in order to apply for the examination. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, apply for the credential, and pass the examination to become certified at the BCaBA level.

For further information about BCaBA certification, please visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website.

BCaBA Information Sessions

Information sessions are a great way to meet faculty and learn about BCaBA coursework. The sessions will discuss the growing field of applied behavior analysis, the 2012 insurance reform legislation, career opportunities and job outlook, behavior analyst certification levels, course details, and touch upon the master’s level program leading to BCBA certification.

Courses are taken in a set sequence, beginning in fall, and are completed within one year. Registration information is not published in SAIL. Courses can be taken by undergraduate students to fulfill 16 credits of electives. They may also be taken by individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree, at a reduced non-credit rate. Registration information will be shared with eligible candidates after participation in an information session or personal interview.

All sessions will be held in Pawley Hall on the main campus of Oakland University.

Register for ONE Information Session

We hope to see you there!


BCaBAs Interested in Becoming BCBAs
BCaBAs who are in good standing may apply for the BCBA examination once they have completed additional required coursework at the graduate level as well as supervised experience required by the BACB.

ENROLLMENT
ELIGIBILITY

Enrollment Requirements
Candidates will:

  • have a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • have the potential for success in the field
  • have earned a bachelor’s degree before sitting for the BCaBA exam
  • have attended an info session / group interview.

The course sequence offered by Oakland University is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for fulfillment of course requirements for the BCaBA credential.

Individuals accepted into these courses are responsible for arranging their own independent field work in compliance with the criteria set forth by the BACB; Oakland University can provide a list of options.

Courses are not published in SAIL; interested persons must attend an Info Session in order to learn more and get information on how to register for classes.

COURSEWORK

Coursework Overview

  • All courses will be taught by a BCBA or BCBA-D
  • 4 courses are required, offered over 12 months (beginning in Fall 2018)
  • Courses will be held on the campus of Oakland University
  • Tuition Rates: edu/tuition
    • Undergraduate Students: Upper Division Rate (16 credits)
    • PD Students (those who already have a Bachelor's degree): $700 per course (non-credit)

Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation. Oakland University is starting its 3rd cohort in fall 2018.

Published pass-rate data for the BCaBA credential can be found here

LOCATIONS

BCaBA Information Sessions

Information sessions are a great way to meet faculty and learn about BCaBA coursework. The sessions will discuss the growing field of applied behavior analysis, the 2012 insurance reform legislation, career opportunities and job outlook, behavior analyst certification levels, course details, and touch upon the master’s level program leading to BCBA certification.

Courses are taken in a set sequence, beginning in fall, and are completed within one year. Registration information is not published in SAIL. Courses can be taken by undergraduate students to fulfill 16 credits of electives. They may also be taken by individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree, at a reduced non-credit rate. Registration information will be shared with eligible candidates after participation in an information session or personal interview.

All sessions will be held in Pawley Hall on the main campus of Oakland University.

Register for ONE Information Session:

  • Wednesday, March 14 at noon
  • Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 9 at noon
  • Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 11 at noon
  • Wednesday, August 8 at 6 p.m.

We hope to see you there!