Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
University of Northern Colorado

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Northern Colorado prepares special educators, psychology professionals, and behavior analysts with knowledge and skills in the area of ABA. Coursework is verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and fulfills educational requirements to take the Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) examination.

This online special education certification enables students to work in schools, homes, and in the community to assess children’s behavior issues often related to developmental disabilities, develop interventions, and measure outcomes. Graduates can work with children with autism as well as general school populations, in businesses and organizations dealing with employee issues, or in individual practice.

UNC’s certificate involves a combination of special education and school psychology coursework including:

  • Identifying problem behaviors
  • Measurement and experimental design
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions
  • Behavior change systems
  • Ethics
  • Management and supervision
  • Application of ABA among populations with diverse needs


  • Official copies of transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission