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The Baylor University ABA program has collaborated with local organizations to create several graduate assistantships specifically for ABA Specialization students within the master’s and doctoral programs. Students receiving a Graduate Assistantship will work up to 20 hours per week, receive an hourly wage, and receive tuition remission during the semesters worked.

These positions offer unique opportunities to provide ABA services to individuals with disabilities within established agencies and under the supervision of a BCBA. Many of the responsibilities associated with these assistantships may fulfill requirements for fieldwork as described by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Read more about graduate assistantships with our partnering agencies:

Focus Behavioral Associates

Focus Behavioral Associates is an ABA clinic that provides services to individuals with Autism, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and more. Graduate Assistants working at Focus Behavioral Associates will provide ABA services to children and their families in the Waco area. Services may include services provided at the clinic, at the client’s school, or in the community.

Heart of Texas MHMR

The Heart of Texas MHMR Center is dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities, among other things. Graduate Assistants working at Heart of Texas MHMR will work with their Center for Developmental Services. Graduate Assistants will provide ABA services to children and their families in the Waco area. Services may include direct therapy and caregiver training.

Waco ISD

Waco ISD is a mid-sized district that serves the needs of more than 15,000 students. Graduate Assistants working with Waco ISD will work with elementary and middle schools that have partnered with Baylor University in effort to foster positive school behaviors. They will provide direct ABA services to children as well as consult with teachers and other school staff.

To apply for an ABA Graduate Assistantship at any of the above locations, please complete the application found here. Applications may be sent to Dr. Tonya Davis at [email protected] and are due by March 15th.