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This program provides the breadth and depth of topics, theory, and practicum needed to become a highly competent and compassionate board certified behavior analyst. Its comprehensive curriculum includes the foundational aspects of Applied Behavior Analysis, in-depth explorations of ethical conduct, psychopathology, human development, and multicultural considerations, among others.

Class Schedules

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

GSEP offers three academic terms per year. The curriculum can be completed in less than two years, in either a four- or five-term sequence.

Four-Term Sequence:

Semester I: 9 units
613 Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
615 Measurement, Data Analysis, and Experimental Design for ABA [co-requisite: 613] (3)
658 Individual, Couple, and Family Development (3)
Semester II: 10 units
614 Ethical and Professional Conduct for ABA (3)
616 Applications of ABA for Behavior Change [prerequisites: 613, 615] (3)
617 Assessment Procedures for ABA [prerequisites: 613, 615] (2)
620 Practicum in ABA [prerequisite: 613] [co-requisite: 614] (2)
Semester III: 10 units
618 Intervention, Management, and Supervision for ABA [prerequisites: 613, 615] (2)
622 Multicultural Counseling (3)
657 Psychopathology (3)
620 Practicum in ABA (2)
Semester IV: 7 units
619 Autism Spectrum Disorders (2)
668 Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents (3)
620 Practicum in ABA (2)

 

Five-Term Sequence:

Semester I: 6 units
613 Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
615 Measurement, Data Analysis, and Experimental Design for ABA [co-requisite: 613] (3)
Semester II: 8 units
614 Ethical and Professional Conduct for ABA (3)
616 Applications of ABA for Behavior Change [prerequisites: 613, 615] (3)
617 Assessment Procedures for ABA [prerequisites: 613, 615] (2)
Semester III: 7 units
618 Intervention, Management, and Supervisor for ABA [prerequisites: 613, 615] (2)
658 Individual, Couple, and Family Development (3)
620 Practicum in ABA [prerequisite: 613] [co-requisite: 614] (2)
Semester IV: 7 units
619 Autism Spectrum Disorders (2)
657 Psychopathology (3)
620 Practicum in ABA (2)
Semester V: 8 units
622 Multicultural Counseling (3)
668 Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents (3)
620 Practicum in ABA (2)