What is the New Candidate Orientation?

A full day orientation is held in late spring, prior to the Literacy Specialist course sequence. Candidates are provided with important information for successful completion of the program, training in distance technologies required by the program, and an opportunity to meet their instructors and Literacy Specialist colleagues. Candidates who live on neighbor islands would receive … read more of What is the New Candidate Orientation?

Where could I work to gain experience in applied behavior analysis?

The Department of Education (DOE) and local agencies/organizations (providing in-home, community, or clinic/center-based ABA) are often in need of individuals with or working toward an ABA credential. Some employers provide requisite training to prospective employees. These positions may also allow one to work toward accruing the experience hours necessary to pursue a BCBA/BCaBA credential. A … read more of Where could I work to gain experience in applied behavior analysis?

How many supervised experience hours do I need?

To learn more about supervision hours, please visit: https://www.bacb.com/supervision-and-training/ UH offers ABA fieldwork supervision to Hawaii residents in applicable job placements who are in need of supervision (administrator approval required to approve site visits). A fieldwork supervisor will be assigned to support you weekly in accomplishing assignments as you gain fieldwork hours in SPED 678/478 … read more of How many supervised experience hours do I need?

What kinds of activities count towards ABA supervision requirements?

Qualifying activities that count toward a candidates accrued hours must be aligned with the scope of skills, responsibilities, and foundational knowledge outlined in the BACB® Fourth Edition Task List. See the BACB® Experience Standards for details.  Perform assessments related to behavior intervention programming/evaluation (e.g., stimulus preference assessments, functional behavior assessments).  Design/revise, implement, and … read more of What kinds of activities count towards ABA supervision requirements?

Which community colleges have articulated course agreements with the College of Education?

Candidates who have completed an articulated A.A. degree from a UH Community College are considered to have met the UH-Mānoa General Education Core Requirements with possible exceptions (see an academic advisor). Articulated programs include: AAT from Leeward Community College AS in Human Services w/Early Childhood Specialization from Maui College AA in Liberal Arts, Concentration in … read more of Which community colleges have articulated course agreements with the College of Education?

What will my course schedule look like for the MEd, BCBA-Track program?

Our MEd in Special Education, BCBA®-Track is not a formally cohorted program, meaning there is possible flexibility in regards to the number of courses taken each semester based on course availability. Each candidate will work with their assigned faculty advisor to plan and coordinate their program timeline. However, we do have a recommended pre-designed timeline … read more of What will my course schedule look like for the MEd, BCBA-Track program?