Behavioral Assistant Program
The Behavioral Assistant Program is a two-semester, 2-credit opportunity offered through school district partnerships with Rutgers Collaborative Center. Rutgers undergraduates work as part of a team under the supervision of professional special education staff, psychologists, and teachers to support K-12 students on the autism spectrum. Undergraduate classroom involvement includes observation and data collection.
Learn about and implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to provide classroom support to K-12 students and teachers.
Participate in K-12 classrooms approximately three hours per week.
Attend scheduled meetings of a recitation course (01:090:298) to communicate and share progress and challenges in your assigned classroom. Read more about the program here.
What do I need to do?
Complete the application and an interview with a Collaborative Program Coordinator. Apply here. You will need a permission number to register.
Expect to complete a background check required by the New Jersey Department of Education for anyone working in public schools; complete this step as soon as possible.
Why a two-semester commitment?
Because stability is so important to the children involved, we ask that you make a two-semester commitment for a total of 2 credits. If you are considering a career in education, social work, psychology, public health, planning or public policy, among others, you will benefit from real-world experience while you are a student.