Just as BCI fosters learning and growth in children, we commit ourselves fully to professional development—and the learning and growth of all members of our team. This commitment infiltrates every level of our program, creating a comprehensive system of training and education that engages employees in the latest science and research on autism spectrum disorder, while ensuring that the children we serve receive the highest level of care.
What does professional development look like at BCI?
Behavior technicians receive extensive pre-service and in-service training in which they learn to apply the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy as they help children acquire skills and maximize their independence. All behavior technicians are trained to competency and expected to implement a range of individualized behavioral programs for each child.
Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBT®) training is also available at no cost to employees. With this, the training covers items designated as relevant by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board,® Inc. (BACB®) via the RBT® Task List.
We provide each behavior analyst with supervisor support from senior level clinical staff, in addition to numerous professional development and research opportunities. Board certified behavior analysts and licensed behavior analysts also receive a competitive professional development stipend, on top of free on-site and online continuing education. As a BACB-authorized continuing education (ACE) provider (#OP-14-2462), BCI offers top-of-the-line training designed to help our team of behavior analysts serve as leaders in the field.
Certificate and Degree-Seeking Opportunities
BCI’s partnerships with universities enable us to train current and future generations of clinicians in the field. We offer qualified employees the chance to earn a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through Bay Path University, with coursework available both online and at BCI’s regional offices across Massachusetts, and with Assumption College, with coursework offered on campus. For those accepted into a program, BCI provides tuition support and flexible schedules and opportunities to help you put into practice what you’re learning in the classroom.
In addition to this program, BCI’s partnership with Quinsigamond College gives employees a chance to earn an RBT through an associate’s degree program, while its partnership with Assumption College offers a BCaBA in tandem with a bachelor’s degree.
Reach out to Human Resources to learn more about our partnerships with colleges. For information on continuing education, contact Candice Colón-Kwedor, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA-D, Director of Professional Development and Research, at (508) 851-5259 or contact us here.