Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Program (Non-Degree)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certificate program is an online 7-course sequence designed to prepare special educators, professionals in psychology, and behavior analysts, with knowledge and skills in the area of ABA. Coursework in the ABA certificate includes: concepts and foundations of applied behavior analysis; measurement and experimental design; identifying functions or problem behavior; designing, implementing and evaluating interventions; behavior change systems; ethics, management, and supervision; and application of applied behavior analysis through the lifespan, including individuals with cultural and linguistic diversity, autism, traumatic brain injury, and extremely challenging behaviors.

The coursework can be completed in 3 semesters and one summer session. All coursework is offered completely online and prepares students to sit for the examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students who are interested in taking the BCBA exam must also have at least a master's degree and supervision from another person who is a BCBA by the time they sit for the exam.

Note: If you are also interested in obtaining an MA concurrently, please see the online Intervention Specialist MA degree offered through the Special Education Program.

Certificate Requirements — 21 Credits

Required Credits

EDSE 630Applied Behavior Analysis I

3

EDSE 632Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis

3

EDSE 633Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis

3

SPSY 627Philosophical Underpinnings of Applied Behavior Analysis

2

SPSY 628Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

3

SPSY 629Measurement and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis

3

SPSY 631Applied Behavior Analysis II

4