ABA Special Education
UND's Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs prepare students to take the Behavior Certification Board exam and continue on to become a behavior analyst (BCBA).
BCBA Exam Requirements
The Board requires that exam applicants have completed:
- A graduate degree (master's or higher)
- Verified course sequence (VCS) of ABA courses
- 1,500-2,000 hours of supervised fieldwork
UND's programs can support each or a combination of these requirements.
Special Education ABA Program
ABA Graduate Certificate
This option is typically for students who already have graduates degree and only want to take the verified course sequence of ABA courses (22 credits) and/or receive support with completing supervised fieldwork hours. Students selecting this option are not eligible for federal financial aid.
- Fall: Aug. 1
- Spring: Dec. 1
- Summer: May 1
Master's of Science (M.S.) in Special Education
This option is typically selected by students who would like to complete all three of the Board requirements to be eligible to take the Board exam. Students are not required to complete supervised fieldwork hours with UND faculty support, but have the option and are highly encouraged to do so. Students enrolled in the M.S. program are eligible for federal financial aid. Learn how to apply to UND Graduate School or contact recruitment@gradschool.UND.edu with any questions.
- Fall: June 15
- Spring: Nov. 1
- Summer: Mar. 15