Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Program Description | Admission Certificate Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification program provides students with the necessary coursework and field experience necessary for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, which is an international certification. Students are required to complete a year of supervised fieldwork in applied behavior analysis with both individual and group supervision.

Our BCBA certification program complies with existing standards for professional certification set by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. This certification may also be obtained in coordination with the M.A. or M.Ed. in Special Education.


Applicants seeking admission for the BCBA must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official transcript of master's degree conferral from an accredited institution
  5. Official GRE scores, if GPA in last 60 hours is below a 3.0

For further details, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at https://www.shsu.edu/programs/board-certified-behavior-analyst/.

Certificate Requirements

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (24 credit hours)
Choose all from:
SPED 6301 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
SPED 6303 Behavioral Assessment and Intervention 3
SPED 6304 In-Home Training and Family Issues 3
SPED 6306 Evaluation and Measurement of Behavior 3
SPED 6307 Behavior Change and System Support 3
SPED 6314 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis 3
SPED 6308 Practicum and Methods in Special Education 3
SPED 6309 Internship 3
Total 24


Special Education (SPED)

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