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Applied Behavior Analysis Fellowship

Two fellows will be selected for each two-year cycle, with the next cycle beginning Fall 2023.

The NSU ABA Fellowship provides students the opportunity to accrue hours toward the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) concentrated supervised fieldwork category while employed at NSU’s Baudhuin Preschool. Fellows will be eligible for tuition reduction contingent upon six months of successful employment.  This two-year fellowship allows participants to immediately bridge theory to practice with the oversight of the University. Two fellows will be selected for each two-year cycle, with the next cycle beginning Fall 2023. Their two-year tenure will align with the Broward County Public School academic and extended school year calendars. At the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows will have accumulated the necessary fieldwork hours towards Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification exam eligibility. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled in NSU’s masters level ABA concentrations are eligible to apply for the ABA Fellowship Program. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to working with children and families
  • Articulated motivation to pursue a career in ABA
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Ability to work full time in the United States throughout the course of the fellowship (2 years)
  • Ability to pass both Broward County Fieldprint Fingerprinting and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Clearinghouse level-2 background checks 
  • Ability to pass the 90-day probationary period. Extensions of the probationary period will only be granted in exceptional circumstances when there are extraordinary reasons beyond the student’s control and have been discussed with the Program Supervisor in advance of the probation deadline.
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory academic standing and work performance throughout the duration of the ABA fellowship

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR YOUR APPLICATION

The application deadline is May 1, 2023 11:59 PM EST. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Only complete application packages that include all the following will be considered:

  1. Completed Fellowship Application
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation (PDF format)

Email completed packages using the subject line “Fellowship Application: Last Name, First Name” to em986@nova.edu.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

March – May NSU accepts application
May 1 - 11:59 PM EST. All application materials due
May 1 – June 1 Finalist selection and interviews
June 2 Selected Fellows notified
June 14 Deadline for Fellows to accept or decline the offer
June 15  Onboarding of Fellows
August 1  Estimated Start Date 

NSU ABA Fellows must successfully complete 45 hours of Child Care Training within 6 months of employment, participate in all ESE Teacher Aide trainings, and maintain a 3.5 GPA and satisfactory employee performance throughout the course of the fellowship.

CONTACT

For more information, contact Dr. Emmy Maurilus at em986@nova.edu.

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