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Q & A with Dr. Susan Ainsleigh

Program Director Dr. Susan Ainsleigh, EdD, BCBA-D®, is a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA®), licensed behavior analyst (LABA/ MA) and licensed special education teacher in Massachusetts. She brings to her Bay Path students more than 20 years of experience addressing behavior issues in schools, early intervention programs, and adult service settings, as well as establishing ABA programs in higher education. Beyond Bay Path, she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and learning about recent applications of ABA across disciplines. Dr. Ainsleigh also is a life-long Beatles fan!

What do you love about Applied Behavior Analysis?

Working directly with people and helping them succeed in life! Behavior analytic practitioners provide support and intervention exactly where it’s needed. We witness success every day.

What’s the value of a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis?

Behavior analysts are in high demand!

  • Recent insurance coverage and licensure laws are creating greater demand for ABA.
  • ABA is being practiced in all kinds of settings where people need behavioral support -- public schools, homes, early childhood programs, community recreational programs, clinics, outpatient settings, and even businesses.
  • According to the BACB® The number of job postings requiring or preferring ABA certification grew from fewer than 1,000 in 2010 to more than 7,000 in 2017.

Why choose Bay Path for graduate work in Applied Behavior Analysis?

  • For the preparation to become certified in the field – not only through coursework but through certification exam prep that includes weekly study sessions and mock exams.
  • For our high-quality fieldwork experience, structured and highly relevant supervision curriculum, and dedicated supervisors – all arranged for you to ensure successful experiential learning.
  • For our interactive and supportive community of students who meet regularly to study, work on applied projects, and help each other succeed!