A rigorous course sequence has been developed to surpass the minimum requirements set forth by the BACB. Our goals for graduates of the MA in ABA program are to:
- Be knowledgeable and fluent in the principles of behavior analysis to the extent that graduates will be well-prepared for the national certification examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
- Be skilled in the implementation of behavioral techniques such that our graduates will be qualified in the assessment, intervention, evaluation, and follow-up in the treatment of behavioral excesses and deficits.
- Be sensitive to the needs, rights, and preferences of clients, consumers, families, communities and other important stakeholders in the behavior-change process so that effective and meaningful behavior-change is achieved in the least restrictive and most acceptable manner.
- Be aware of the role of the behavior analyst in multidisciplinary settings so that they can support therapeutic goals while also advocating for the rights of clients and consumers to access evidence-based approaches and techniques.
The William James College community is an engaging, interactive, intellectually-stimulating, and mutually-supportive environment. Our knowledgeable educators support a model that seeks to promote student success in this program so that they are the most effective professional afterwards. Our goals as instructors and advisors to our students are to:
- Be available for meetings, discussions, consultation, and other advice regarding how to succeed in a class and program-at-large.
- Be responsive to the queries of our students so that concerns can be addressed in a timely manner.
- Be fair in the development and assignment of tasks and in the evaluation process for students.
- Be aware of every student’s individual needs and to help identify plans of action to assist each student in maximizing their chances of success.