Stephen F. Austin State University

Applied Behavior Analysis Certification

Coming Fall 2021

Authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2020, the Applied Behavior Analysis Certification program is dedicated to producing ethical, responsible and competent scholars in behavior analysis.

The mission is to train students to apply scientific knowledge and method in the application of behavioral principles to solve social valid problems. The certification program emphasizes critical thinking, communication, personal responsibility, social responsibility, empirical and quantitative skills and teamwork. The curriculum and training are aligned with the 5th Edition Task List of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Modality of instruction is face to face, either in person or via video conferencing.

The ABA Certification program embraces a practitioner-scientist/scholar model of training in which practice, research and theory are considered integrated components.

The program incorporates the BACB® requirements for certification as a behavior analyst and requires 21 semester credit hours. The certification program is not currently a verified course sequence. Students and completers who wish to become board certified behavior analysts are responsible for obtaining all additional certification requirements. Completion of the certification program does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the exam to become a BCBA.

Full-Time Enrollment Sequence

Year 1

Fall
Spring
Summer
SPSY 5301: Functional Behavior Assessment SPSY 5302: School Based Applied Behavior Analysis SPSY 6305: Autism and Severe Development Disabilities
SPSY 6336: Single Case Research Methods SPSY 5303: Individual Case Consultation SPSY 6304: Verbal Behavior
SPSY 6306: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis

Part-Time Enrollment Sequence

Year 1

Fall
Spring
Summer
SPSY 5301: Functional Behavior Assessment SPSY 5302: School Based Applied Behavior Analysis SPSY 6305: Autism and Severe Development Disabilities
SPSY 5303: Individual Case Consultation
Year 2

Fall
Spring
Summer
SPSY 6336: Single Case Research Methods SPSY 6306: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis SPSY 6304: Verbal Behavior

Professional Standards

The ABA Certification program is aligned with the 5th Edition Task List of the BACB®. The matrix below demonstrates how each course required in the program aligns with the required task list areas.

BACB Compliance Code and Disciplinary Systems: Professionalism Philosophical Underpinnings Measurement, Data Display and Interpretation: Experimental Design Behavior Assessment Behavior Change Procedures: Selecting and Implementing Interventions Personnel Supervision and Management
6336 9 36 45
6304 9 3 33 45
5303 15 30 45
6306 9 33 3 45
6305 3 21 6 3 12 45
5302 9 36 45
5301 6 39 45
45 90 45 45 60 30 315

Cost of Program

To be determined.

Application Process

Applicants must complete the SFA Graduate School application. The university requires a $50 application fee. Applicants must demonstrate completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and completion of or current enrollment in a master's program in psychology, education or a related field. Applicants are considered for admission based on meeting minimum GPA requirements by the program faculty.

Applicants may apply to be admitted to the ABA Certification program and attend courses via Zoom video conferencing. Students wishing to attend via Zoom must state so in their initial application materials, meet all admissions requirements and be approved by the program faculty. The following criteria, in addition to all program and course requirements, must be met:

Address
Jaime Flowers, Ph.D.
Department of Human Services and Educational Leadership
Stephen F. Austin State University
P.O. Box 13019
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Faculty and Staff
Jaime Flowers, Ph.D., BCBA, Coordinator
jaime.flowers@sfasu.edu
(936) 468-1219

Diana Tannery, Program Secretary
diana.tannery@sfasu.edu
(936) 468-1387