Graduate Certificate in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis
Upon offer of admission, the following will be required: Successful passage of FBI criminal background check
The following criteria will be used to assess a student’s application for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis. No single criterion can adequately predict a student’s probable success in graduate work. Applicants should anticipate that the materials they submit will be held to high standards with submission of the following:
- GPA/Transcripts: A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 for all graduate work (must have minimum of 9 credits) or for junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00). Submit transcripts from undergraduate and/or graduate level coursework.
- Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation from professionals in the behavior analytic field (Board Certified Behavior Analysts, faculty members, and/or supervisors of behavior analytic employment). These letters need to specifically address behavior analytic employment, coursework, and/or interest.
Resume: Provide an updated resume highlighting your professional experiences with applied behavior analysis.
Required Course Sequence
|SPED 540||Concepts and Principles in Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPED 541||Methods and Applications in Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPED 542||Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts||3|
|SPED 543||Applied Behavior Analysis Supervision Across Settings and Populations||3|
|SPED 544||Research Methods in Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPED 545||Assessment and Behavior Change Systems||4|
|SPED 546||Philosophical Underpinnings of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
Optional Intensive Practicum
|SPED 580||Practicum: Special Education (ABA Concentrated Supervised Fieldwork)||3|
|*Practicum may be taken once per semester for up to 4 semesters||3-12|
Note: The course sequence has been verified by the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International.