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2017 BCaBA Information Sessions:

Wednesday, May 10 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14 - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9 - 12:00 p.m.

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Faculty Coordinator: 
Janet Graetz, Ph.D
425D Pawley Hall
(248) 370-2620
graetz@oakland.edu

Director of Program Development:
Susan Martino
430K Pawley Hall
(248) 370-4415
martino@oakland.edu

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Coursework

Overview

Oakland University's BCaBA course sequence, approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, fulfills course requirements for the BCaBA 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 BCaBA examination. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, apply for the credential, and pass the BCaBA examination to become certified at the BCaBA level.

Individuals certified at the BCaBA level may practice under the supervision of someone certified at the BCBA/BCBA-D level. BCaBAs are able to supervise the work of Registered Behavior Technicians and others who implement behavior-analytic interventions.

Coursework Overview

  • All courses will be taught by a BCBA or BCBA-D
  • 4 courses are required, offered over 12 months (beginning in the fall semester)
  • Courses will be held on the campus of Oakland University:
    • Fall: one evening per week, 5:30-8:50 p.m.
    • Winter: two evenings per week, 5:30-8:50 p.m.
    • Summer: one evening per week, 5:30-8:50 p.m.
  • Tuition Rates:
    • Undergraduate Students - Upper-Division Rate (16 credits)
    • Post-Bachelor Students - Rate TBA (non-credit)
Admissions
Criteria

Candidates will:

  • have a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • have the potential for success in the field
  • need to have earned a bachelor’s degree before sitting for the BCaBA exam
  • be required to attend an info session / group interview
Course
Descriptions

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 BCaBA examination. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, apply for the credential, and pass the BCaBA examination to become certified at the BCaBA level.

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 this course sequence are responsible for arranging their own independent field work hours in compliance with the criteria set forth by the BACB; Oakland University can provide a list of options.

Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis (SE 590) - 4 credit hours
Focuses on the principles and concepts of applied behavior analysis (ABA), historical perspective, fundamental vocabulary, philosophy, and methodology of the science of behavior management. Additional topics include the basics of defining behaviors, data collection, and the use of ABA with various populations.

Behavioral Assessment (SE 590) - 4 credit hours
Provides an overview of assessment techniques used in behavior intervention planning, including the history and present use of functional assessments, completion of the functional assessment interview, descriptive and functional analysis, data collection and interpretation, preference assessment, and interpretation of evaluation tools for various populations.

Treatment Planning (SE 590) - 4 credit hours
Focuses on techniques used in behavior intervention planning, data collection, interpretation of assessments, development of goals and objectives, overview and application of treatment interventions, management, supervision, and team planning. Assignments include literature research and paper presentations, participation in discussions, and implementation of behavior assessment principles.

Research Methods/Ethics (SE 590) - 4 credit hours
Includes an overview of research method techniques, theoretical foundations of empirical research, principles of the scientific method, experimental designs, analyses of research designs, research protocol, and formation of research hypothesis, as well as a review of the techniques of behavior intervention planning with an overview of the responsibility, values, ethics, and principles of the field of behavior analysis. Literature research, paper presentations, participation in well-informed discussions and application of principles are the primary teaching methods utilized throughout the course.
How to
Apply

Please download an information packet. For additional information or to apply for the BCaBA coursework, please contact:

Director of Program Development:
Susan Martino
430K Pawley Hall
(248) 370-4415
martino@oakland.edu