Coursework

Coursework for the BCBA certificate covers many topics, including behavior analysis and behavior change in applied settings, field work, functional behavior analysis, and ethics.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current Academic Catalog:

Program Requirements

BCBA Examination Pass Rates

View information about pass rates on the BCBA Examination (PDF), including the annual number of first-time candidates from each Verified Course Sequence, along with the percentage of those who passed. Please note, 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.

Diverse Course Modalities

School of Education students encounter several different class formats during their programs. The following modalities enable you to experience traditional, collaborative, and digital teaching models firsthand. While modalities vary from course to course, you may experience:

In-Person Classes
These classes are held at an APU campus location and involve face-to-face instruction and direct engagement with professors and students in a classroom setting. You will attend these classes in-person.

Co-Taught Classes
In the Division of Teacher Education, face-to-face courses are co-taught by special and general education professors. The two professors collaboratively plan and assess all student work.

Blended Learning
Blended courses mix in-person instruction with online learning, and between 33 to 50 percent of the course is presented in an online format. You will attend a portion of these classes in-person and complete the remainder online.

Distance Learning
Distance courses enable the professor to provide in-person instruction at one campus location while utilizing video-conference technology to extend instruction to students at other locations. You will attend these classes at the APU campus for which you are registered, though your professor may lead class from a different campus location.

Online Learning
These classes are conducted entirely online, allowing you to complete your coursework from anywhere. Courses may have specific technology requirements, but no campus visits are required.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.