The fieldwork experience provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge
and skills learned through coursework. Students will complete the ABA practicum during
their spring term and will coordinate with the director and other faculty to find
a placement and accrue supervised field experience that may count towards BCBA supervised
field experience (if the specific requirements of the BACB are met by the placement).
BACB Certification Requirements
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requires all students to complete
supervised field experience, please refer to bacb.com for details.
Students can earn these hours while working and can begin accruing hours from day
one of starting the master’s program. Many students in the program earn their hours
while they work and are enrolled in the program.
To earn certification, students must earn a graduate degree—completing required coursework—while
also completing experience in line with current experience standards. Finally, each
student must take and pass the required examination.
For more information regarding the supervised field experience requirement, visit
the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website.