The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) On Campus Program in the University of Washington College of Education provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). At the end of this one-year, full-time program, students will have met all the coursework and practicum requirements to apply to sit for the BCBA Certification Exam* and will have earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education. 2019-2020 is the last year that the UW ABA program will be a one-year program. Due to new coursework and experience standards outlined by the BACB, the UW ABA On Campus Program will be a two year program starting in 2020. 

Please note: Athough other College of Education webpages may indicate that the admissions deadline for this program closed on Janurary 4th, the ABA On Campus Program is still accepting a limited number of applications for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Applied Behavior Analysis Program Coursework

Students accepted into the ABA On Campus Program will complete a BACB Verified Course Sequence (VCS) on the University of Washington Campus, instructed by leaders in the field of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. All classes are offered in the late afternoon and are designed to promote both an understanding of behavioral principles and foster an applied and collaborative approach to ABA. 

Intensive Practicum

Over the course of this one-year intensive program, students will complete an Intensive Practicum through placement in one of many behavior analytic sites in and around the thriving city of Seattle. This Intensive Practicum requires 25 hours per week of direct and indirect work with individuals with developmental disabilities, for a total of 750 supervised hours. Students completing the Intensive Practicum will be directly supervised by qualified, university affiliated BCBAs with various experiences and areas of expertise.  

Learn how to apply to the ABA On Campus Program here.

If you have questions about the ABA On Campus Program, you can email abainfo@uw.edu or call Elizabeth Kelly at 206-685-4547.

*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.

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