Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies

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EDU 491: Educational Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities (3 units)

Evidence-based educational practices for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities are explored. Students examine research-based positive behavioral supports to improve academic, communication, and social skills, and to reduce disruptive behaviors.

EDU 492: Basic Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities (3 units)

Emphasis will be placed on the application of applied behavior analysis to students with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Participants will explore strategies for performing functional behavioral assessments and providing positive behavioral supports.

EDU 493: Team Behavior Assessment and Implementation (2 credits)

Students acquire knowledge and skills to implement behavioral assessments in teams with professionals and parents. Emphasis will be on methods to identify socially significant behaviors, strengths and gaps in relevant skills, and preferred items and tasks. Additionally, students will gain information on specific methods for supervising, managing, and supporting others involved in assessment and intervention programs.

EDU 494: Code of Professional Compliance and Ethics and Disciplinary Systems in ABA (1 credit)

This course will emphasize professional practices based on the BACB Code of Professional Compliance and Ethics for Behavior Analysts and procedures for applying the BACB Code. Students will receive an overview of codes and procedures used to promote and maintain standards of professional conduct in the practice of behavior analysis.

EDU 498: Behavioral Assessment and Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities (3 units)

Direct observation methods and functional assessment procedures are explored for people with ASD and other DDs for the purpose of planning positive educational and behavioral supports. Students learn the process of designing behavioral and educational materials based on information gathered from objective behavioral data collection.

EDU 499: Professional Practices in ABA and Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)

This course will emphasize professional practices based on the BACB Task List 4, the BACB Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards, and the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct of Behavior Analysts. Students will receive an overview of the guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on both the importance of providing evidence-based practices and acting in a manner consistent with professional and ethical standards.

EDU 210: Internship Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis (1 credit)

Students will participate in a weekly seminar group supervision experience that will follow the experience guidelines of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Students must be concurrently enrolled in the Field Experience stream.

EDU 210F: Field experience for internship in applied behavioral analysis (2 credits)

Students will participate in 15 hours per week of activities as per BACB requirements. Students must be simultaneously enrolled in the Seminar stream.

PSYC 301: Psychopedagogy

This course examines the psychological principles used in education. The main theories of learning, intelligence and motivation are covered. The discussion also focuses on teaching issues such as setting goals and objectives and classroom management.

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