2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate ♦

College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: School of Teacher Education
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/teachered/exceptional-student-education/

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is housed within the Special Education program in the School of Teacher Education. The ABA graduate certificate program is designed to provide specialized coursework for students in Education, Psychology, Communication Disorders, and related fields.  The program fulfills the coursework requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, fourth edition task list. 

The ABA Certificate does not directly certify individuals in Applied Behavior Analysis; however, it can be listed as a Graduate Certificate in ABA as part of one’s credentials. Completion of the certificate meets the coursework requirements for eligibility for National Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst.


The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis requires 18 credit hours.

Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master’s Degree.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or those currently enrolled in or possessing a master’s degree in education, psychology, or a related field. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.  The Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate program admits twice per year in the fall and summer terms only. 

This program can only accommodate a limited number of students; therefore, there is a possibility of being denied admission even when all criteria are met. 

Individuals seeking national certification through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) must obtain a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis, education, psychology, or a related field; complete acceptable graduate coursework, complete a defined period of supervised practical experience and apply for the national board certification exam.  For more information please visit the following website:  https://www.bacb.com/bcba/bcba-requirements/. 

Application Deadlines

Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1   Apr 1
International Applicants        

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Kelly D. Schaffer 
Research Associate and Associate Director Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute
College of Community Innovation and Education 

Eleazar Vasquez  
Associate Professor and Director Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute
College of Community Innovation and Education 
Telephone: 407-630-2102

Graduate Admissions

Christine Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233