Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

Designed for students interested in working with individuals with intensive behavioral needs including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  School systems, corporations, law enforcement agencies, and behavioral health providers hire Behavior Analysts to develop policies and procedures and work directly with individuals to improve educational and health outcomes and behavior challenges.Certificate coursework prepares students to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst examination:

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Certificate Program Goals

After completion of the certificate courses, the student will:

  1. Describe and provide examples of the critical concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA);
  2. Describe and apply research methodology and measurement strategies used in the implementation and management of ABA;
  3. Describe and apply the principles of ABA in relation to individuals with a variety of disabilities in a range of clinical, educational, pre-vocational/vocational, home and community settings;
  4. Describe and apply behavioral assessment procedures, including identification of target behaviors, developing operational definitions, conducting functional behavior assessment/functional analysis;
  5. Accurately graph, visually analyze and interpret behavioral data, including functional analysis data;
  6. Describe ethical issues related to ABA service delivery with individuals with developmental disabilities and other mental health needs;
  7. Describe and apply principles of experimental design including single-subject research methodology; and
  8. Develop Behavior Intervention Plans based upon the results of functional analysis.

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Certificate Requirements

Required Courses:
EDC 306Applied Behavior Analysis I3
EDC 307Applied Behavior Analysis II3
EDC 308Intro Dev Disabilities3
EDC 350Intro to Ethics for ABA1
EDC 402Research Methods Beh Analysis3
EDC 471Prog Impl, Super, & Management3
EDC 480Behavioral Assessment3
Total Credit Hours19