Cal State Monterey Bay offers a Certificate Program in Behavior Analysis. The program consists of the following four university courses:
- SPED 566: Behavior Intervention and Support (3 units)
- (offered online in the Fall semester and offered face to face in the Spring semester),
- SPED 571: Teaching and Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 units)
- (offered online or hybrid in the Fall and Spring semesters),
- SPED 681: Advanced Behavior Supports (3 units)
- (offered face to face in the Spring semester only)
- SPED 578: Seminar in Behavior Analysis (3 units)
- (offered online in the summer term only)
These courses are only offered on campus. Students who are not already enrolled in one of our special education credential programs may enroll in these courses through CSUMB’s Open University.
Upon completion of these courses, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Cal State Monterey Bay in the area of Behavior Analysis. Furthermore, these courses are pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for meeting their university coursework requirements for certification as a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Certification as a BCaBA also requires satisfaction of the Supervised Experience requirements and passage of the certification exam. Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation. For more information on certification in behavior analysis please see the BACB web site.