Undergraduate Programs in Applied 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 insight into specific methods for supervising, managing, and supporting others involved in assessment and intervention programs.

EDU 494: Code of Professional and Ethical Compliance 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.

EDU 220 Understanding Special Populations and Building Home, School, School, and Community Relationships for All.

This course examines the nature of children with exceptionalities, their family constellations, and issues regarding family-professional interaction with community agencies and referral sources. Exceptionality will be presented in general terms, addressing both general human needs and the particular issues faced by people with exceptional disabilities. Additionally, the needs of exceptional individuals and their families will be presented in terms of transitions through life cycles.

SPED 410: Universal design and assistive technology

The course emphasizes an overview of curriculum development, organization and planning of instructional activities, selection and preparation of materials, use of resources, and selection of technology resources assistance.

SPED 401: Supporting the Success of the Particularly Able Learner

This course is designed to provide the teacher with an understanding of programming, curriculum and instruction for children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, behavioral disorders, speech delays , slow learner and mild autism in today’s inclusive classroom. Emphasis will be placed on the identification, orientation, development of the IEP, management methods, planning and evaluation of teaching strategies. Emphasis will be on methods of differentiating instruction based on learner characteristics, learning environment, curriculum, technology considerations, and New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

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