(For those interested in BCBA coursework)

Rachel Ramirez received a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Fresno Pacific University in 2011, and is currently completing coursework for a Master's in Special Education as well as BCBA coursework at Sam Houston University. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Development, specializing in Early Intervention for five years. She has provided in home ABA services as well as shadowing for clients in California before moving to Texas in 2012.

No. If you are interested in completing only the BCBA coursework, you should apply to the .

Approved Coursework toward Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): Completion of all five online "Behavioral Intervention in Autism" courses enables the student to pursue certification as a BCBA. The five courses have been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) as meeting the BCBA coursework requirement (the fieldwork requirement is arranged independently by the student).


FAQ's on the BCBA Coursework in Autism

M.S. in Human Development (w/ BCBA coursework and practicum)

Jennifer Gonda, MSEd, BCBA is a PhD candidate at Kent State University focusing on behavioral strategies for urban students with autism. She is the director of Supported And Facilitated Environments, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to have similar experiences as their peers. One of the programs she created through this was Mahoning Valley Circle of Friends. She received her undergraduate degree in educational policy at New York University and working in New York City Public School before moving home to Youngstown where she received her master’s degree in special education. She completed her BCBA coursework at Penn State University and has practiced behavior analysis in the classroom and home setting for over six years. She previously worked at the Rich Center for Autism and is currently at Camp Sunshine for Exceptional Students in Aurora, Ohio. She is the debate coach at Cardinal Mooney High School. Jen is a member of the board of directors for the Autism Society of Ohio and the director of the special needs summer day camp at the Youngstown YMCA, Camp F.R.I.E.N.D. Jen is a strong believer that individuals with disabilities exercise the same rights and have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers.