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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Purpose of Program

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in developing proficiency in applied behavioral analysis. This certificate focuses on the perspective of educational psychology and special education from learning theory as it relates to applied behavior analysis.

Program Options

The ABA Certificate requires 15 credit hours (5 graduate courses) and is aligned with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Requirements.** 

(All courses must be taught by a BACB registered professor)

EDP 6223   Research in Single-Case Design 

SPE 5503   Applied Behavior Analysis for Classroom Teachers

EDP 6263   Behavioral Assessment and Intervention

EDP 6833   Practicum in School Psychology (taken twice)


SPE 5793   Practicum in Special Education: Children and Youth with Disabilities and
SPE 5893   Practicum in Special Education: Individuals with Behavior Problems


6 hours of the following:

EDP 5493   Field Experience in Behavior Analysis
EDP 5783   Practicum I in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDP 5893   Practicum II in Applied Behavior Analysis

** 15 credit hours required for certificate. 18 credit hours required to meet BACB coursework requirements. Additional courses are offered at UTSA and may be taken upon admission to certificate program. For specific requirements on becoming BCBA or BCaBa, visit www.bacb.com.

Career Opportunities

The ABA Certificate develops job-specific skills in applied behavior analysis and specializes in the application of behavior support. It aids in preparing students interested in becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA) or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) in order to meet the growing needs of educators and clinicians to provide students with specialized skills in the application of behavior analysis.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in Psychology, Sociology, Education, or related field
  • GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in last 30 hours of baccalaureate degree program and all previous graduate work
  • Be in good standing at the last institution attended

Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking

For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


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Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)


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For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

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UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

College of Education and Human Development

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249