SJC Announces New Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

October 13, 2015

Patchogue, N.Y. – October 13, 2015 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new advanced certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at SJC Long Island. This certificate is the first to be fully approved by New York State, and SJC students will be among the first to obtain the most recent ABA certification offered.

Prior to enrollment, students must possess a master’s degree in behavioral analysis, education, psychology or a related field, and a minimum 3.0 GPA. The 25-credit advanced certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis will result in licensure as a Licensed Behavior Analyst in New York State. The certificate will also include six elective credits of optional intensive supervised practicum for those seeking Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. Upon completion, students will also be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.

“As licensed behavior analysts, students will have the opportunity to work with individuals who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum or related disorders in a variety of public and private settings, including schools, homes, day programs, communities, residential and vocational training settings, businesses and related human service agencies,” said Katherine Granelli, Ed.D., associate professor and director of the M.A. in Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Special Education and Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at SJC Long Island.

Courses included in the certificate are designed to provide enriched theory, comprehensive training, evaluation and supervision in applied behavioral analysis as it relates to autism spectrum and related disorders. Examples of required courses include: Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Behavioral Perspective; Ethics for Behavior Analysis; Maintenance of Student Records and Applying Behavior Analysis Technology.

For more information about the new advanced certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, call 631.687.4501 or email [email protected]

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.