Category Archives: Best School

Best School: University of Houston, Clear Lake

English: Bayou Building on the campus of the U...
A proud ABA factory: the University of Houston–Clear Lake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been asking people about their ABA schools and if they would recommend their school to anyone who’s interested. Last time we did Ball State… so this time we have our friend, Charity Choplin English back to talk about her school…

“I was asked to post all of the reasons my grad program is the best choice.
And so brag, I shall.

“University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, TX, offers amazing staff (well-known researchers who are on the ground-breaking side of research), incredible practica experiences, and plenty of research opportunities for all students. The class sizes are small and graduates from the program are easily employable because the program has such a wonderful reputation.”

So there’s an idea for you… any other schools you want to know about? Let me know and I will find the answer for you.

May the desired consequence be with you!

Best School: Ball State

Ball State University

Happy Halloween!

I started off the “Best School” posts with FIT. Now, I have our friend, Zack Migioia of Thrive ABA, to share his thought on his school. And while you are it, don’t forget to check out his study tips!

Ball State University: An affordable, convenient option for those looking for a master’s program in ABA.

Ball State University is one of the most innovative schools in the United States. Their distance education program is superb and I found the master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis to be very helpful in preparing me for a career as a Behavior Analyst.

For those who are interested in learning about both Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, this program will give you a solid education and will help prepare you for a career in either the school, clinic or professional setting. I found the instructors to be very knowledgable and also found the content to be helpful and informative. Ball State University is a great school and I highly recommend that you check it out if you are looking for a graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Zack Migioia M.A., BCBA, LBA Thrive ABA Consulting LLC

New — Best School: FIT


New Post Category: Best ABA School

As I mentioned on a previous post, there are changes coming. Every now and then someone would ask, “where is the BEST school for ABA?” in the study group… and you have no idea how many suggestions I get on how to tackle that… and I have been thinking to make sure the focus of the group is on Applied Behavior Analysis, not just BCBA, or BACB. So, I have decided to create new categories for BCBA/BACB-related posts. I will start with the Best School ones and I will add Best Prep soon.

Since I went to FIT. It will be the first featured school.

FIT: Florida Institute of Technology

I already got my Master’s degree already when I decided to become a BCBA, so I needed something that was

1) fast (as the program would start as soon as possible)

2) online (I was not keen on going anywhere… homebody, anyone?)

3) affordable (education is an investment… True but it is still money)

to complete the BACB requirement. I looked at the BACB website and I found a few programs that met my needs but FIT stood out. Shortly after I decided to apply for the program. The staffers, led by Ms. Beverly Strickland, at the FIT ABA program did their best to help me with the application, technical support, financial aid… you name it, and they would help you! I am not kidding, they are dedicated to help you any way they can!

It is an online program, so there are certain amount of video lectures students have to catch up each week. Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz keeps it educational yet entertaining! He is BEYOND great!!! The examples he uses are just so simple and everyday! He is passionate about teaching and helping others! You just have to see it to believe it! It was such an honor to meet him in person at Chicago!

Wait, so you are worried that there’s a lack of interaction because FIT is 100% online? There are weekly meetings you must attend and the co-instructors are more than prepared to walk you through the course and answer any questions you throw at them! Some of the co-instructors are products of FIT themselves!!!

In fact, many of them are in the aforementioned study group on Facebook! Corey Robertson, aka Behavior Guy, is the one who gave me the idea to start the group. They are dedicated to spread the knowledge of ABA!

Well, I hope this is a good way to start something new and more schools will be featured soon. Friends, if you want to give your schools a shout-out, please let me know and I will be more than happy to do so. And yes, exam prep suggestions, anyone?

I believe this is better than seeing “where is the best ABA school” in the group every other day, no?

More to come! Stay tuned!

May the desired consequence be with you!