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Scholarship Opportunities for New ABA Master's Students

Project EBAS: Enhancing Behavior Analytic Services

All students accepted in the ABA Master's Program are eligible to apply to participate in Project EBAS, a  $1.11 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H325K170085) to help prepare high-quality scholars to serve as either Board Certified Behavior Analysts or School Psychologists who can contribute to the provision of focused instruction and individualized positive behavioral interventions and supports in an interdisciplinary team-based approach for school-aged children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD).

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Project EBAS aims to:

Over the 5 years of funding (2017-2022), Project EBAS will prepare 15 scholars from the ABA Master's Program within the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and 14 scholars from the School Psychology Educational Specialist Program within the College of Education. To identify high quality applicants for admission, the project will select candidates whose interests match the project's goals. Interest in becoming a school-based behavior analyst or school psychologist and willingness to provide related services as a collaborative team member for children with disabilities in educational systems will be emphasized in the selection process.

Scholarship Support

Program Requirements

The EBAS program requires 47 credit hours (41 credits in ABA and 6 credits in Positive Behavior Support) for ABA Master's Program scholars. Beyond the master's degree in ABA, the Project EBAS program students will be prepared to graduate with certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) and Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support, and to sit for the examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Features of the project include:

Upon exiting the program, all students receiving scholarships through this project are required to maintain employment on a full time or full-time equivalent basis and provide related services to children with disabilities in the school system for a period of two years for every one year for which assistance is received. For more information about the programs service obligation component, please visit the Personnel Development Program at https://Project EBAS is a 5-year, $1.11 million grant funded by the pdp.ed.gov/OSEP.

Dr. Kwang-Sun Blair | 813-974-2129

Tracy-Ann Gilbert-Smith | 813-974-3341


 

Project ABA

Project ABA

All students accepted in the ABA Master's Program are eligible to apply to participate in Project ABA, a 5-year $1.06 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H325K140309), which aims to prepare 20 highly qualified behavior analysts to contribute to evidence-based practices (EBP) in Applied Behavior Analysis for children with autism.

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Graduate students will be prepared to:

Project ABA will prepare 4 cohorts of 5 students on a 2-year cycle. Through evidence-based practices course work and practicum experience, the project will prepare the students to graduate with a Master's degree in ABA as well as with a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification and a Positive Behavior Support certificate, and to sit for the examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Project ABA program, a student must:

Application Process

All students accepted in the ABA Master's Program are eligible to apply to participate in Project ABA. The ABA Master's Program will attach a Project ABA application form to each student's offer of admission letter. Interested applicants should submit an application including an application form, a letter of intent, and a curriculum vita.

Project ABA Support

The ABA Project students will receive

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