Lindenwood University offers a Ed S. in behavioral analysis with an instructional leadership emphasis.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs in behavior analysis services. BACB is scientifically founded on applied behavioral analysis (ABA) the primary therapy for children with autism.
Lindenwood University would be required to apply to BACB to become an approved university to offer BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analysis) 4th edition courses. You will take seven courses that meet BACB standards plus log practicum hours with individuals who are BCBA certified. You will have three practicum options – Option I – Practicum experience will require 1000 hours of direct observational experience – Option II –Independent Fieldwork Experience will require 1500 hours and is specifically designed for individuals already working in the field and - Option III -Intensive Practicum will require 750 hours of direct observational experience. Once completing the course requirements, you must take a national exam to receive BCBA certification.
Courses have been specifically sequenced to match the objectives as outlined on the 4th edition BCBA task list. A maximum of twenty students would begin the program each fall as a cohort group and will be required to take the courses in the sequence outlined. A new cohort group will begin each fall.
The Educational Specialist in Behavioral Analysis – BCBA Certification Program will be open for anyone to apply who has a master’s degree in the areas of behavioral analysis, education, or psychology. It will further serve as an extension of both our Masters in Education with an Emphasis in Early Interventions in Autism and Sensory Impairment and the Autism Spectrum Disorders K – 12 Programs.