ABAI Accredited Programs
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Program: MA Program in Behavior Analysis from the School of Human Sciences and Humanities (2010—2020)
Accreditation Status: Accredited (application for renewal is under review; all site visits have been suspended due to COVID-19)
Summary of Accreditation Board's Decision: The program was re-accredited in 2015, for five years, based on the professional judgement of the ABAI Executive Council upon recommendation from the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board that all accreditation standards were met with no serious deficiencies. The program has applied for re-accreditation under the ABAI Accreditation Board in 2020. The site visit is expected to occur within the next academic year.
Aggregate Report: 2015 - 2018
Program Mission: The goal of the Behavior Analysis MA Program is to provide students with a well-rounded foundation in psychology and behavior analysis through an integrated sequence of coursework, practicum, and research activities. Students obtain competency in the basic principles of learning and the application of these principles with particular emphasis on interventions for children with developmental disabilities. Practicum and research experiences are provided in home, school, and clinic settings. All students complete a major research project prior to graduation. The program includes a course sequence and practicum that have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Students completing the coursework and practicum requirements of the program will be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. The coursework also prepares graduates who are interested in becoming Licensed Psychological Associates. Furthermore, graduates will be prepared to pursue doctoral degrees in psychology or behavior analysis.
This program includes an ABAI Verified Course Sequence for BACB examination applications
Program Contact: Dr. Dorothea Lerman