Focus on the application of behavioral principles in addressing the needs of exceptional learners.
This program does not lead to teacher licensing in Massachusetts but does prepare students to work with children with disabilities who participate in integrated or self-contained classrooms. The program also includes courses that meet the educational requirements to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. This is a unique, advanced-level component that focuses on the application of behavioral principles in addressing the needs of exceptional learners. The program leads to eligibility for the Behavior Analysis Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Program of Study
After completing this program, students will:
- Have a good grasp of the theoretical perspective of behaviorism and natural science
- Understand the components of valid research
- Be able to observe human behavior and explain it causes based upon the world view of behaviorism and natural science
- Explain how behavioral principles apply to all areas of human endeavor
Required CurriculumABA 510 - Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior AnalysisABA 525 - Basic Principles of Applied Behavior AnalysisABA 534 - Measurement & Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions IABA 541 - Behavioral AssessmentABA 554 - Behavior Change Procedures and System SupportsABA 565 - Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis^ABA 699 - Comprehensive Exam
Total Certificate Requirements - 18 credits
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