Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis
CERTIFICATE CODE - CG38
The WVU Department of Special Education offers a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The ABA course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB®) as the course component for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) credential. To be eligible for the BCBA® credential, individuals must already hold a Master’s degree or complete the coursework in conjunction with a Master’s degree in an approved area: behavior analysis or other natural science (such as psychology), education (including special education, human services, health sciences, or another field related to behavior analysis approved by the Board.
To be admitted to this certificate, students must currently be already hold a master's degree or be enrolled in a graduate degree program at WVU in an approved area (see above).
|A minimum grade of B- is all required courses and an overall GPA of 3.0.|
|SPED 653||Professional Ethics for Behavior Analysts||3|
|SPED 654||Foundations and Philosophies of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPED 655||Naturalistic and Functional Analyses of Behavior||3|
|SPED 656||Methods in Behavioral Intervention and Treatment||3|
|SPED 657||Systems for Behavior Change/Team Building/Case Management||3|
|SPED 713||Designing Single Case Research||3|
Suggested Plan of Study
|SPED 653||3||SPED 654||3||SPED 656||3|
|SPED 713||3||SPED 655||3||SPED 657||3|
|Total credit hours: 18|
Certificate Learning Outcomes
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Upon completion of the certificate students should be able to:
- describe and discuss principles and practices of applied behavior analysis related to planning and evaluating supports and interventions for children and adults in home, school and community settings;
- apply content knowledge to design a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan (FBA/BIP);
- analyze and evaluate applications of single case research design for applied behavior analysis interventions published in the professional literature.