Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

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The supervised experience is optional, cost based (in addition to cost of the courses), and is designed for participants to apply the theoretical knowledge of ABA learned throughout the academic coursework in home, school, and community settings. As stated in the BACB Experience Standards, the purpose of supervision is to improve and maintain the behavior-analytic, professional, and ethical repertoires of the supervisee and facilitate the delivery of high-quality services to his/her clients.

Each member institution provides the supervised experience and developed its own policies and procedures. As a part of the VA-ABA consortium, each member institution will ensure all supervisors meet the criteria of the certified behavior analyst credentials and any required training. Further, supervised experience activities are those designated by the BACB® and may include:

  • Conducting assessments related to the need for behavioral intervention.
  • Designing, implementing, and systematically monitoring skill-acquisition and behavior reduction programs.
  • Overseeing the implementation of behavior analytic programs by others.
  • Training, designing behavioral systems, and performance management.
  • Other activities normally performed by a behavior analyst that are directly related to behavior analysis such as attending planning meetings regarding the behavior analytic program, researching the literature related to the program, and talking to individuals about the program.
For more information about supervised experience please visit the board website. You may also contact the university coordinator for more information.