Applied Behavior Analysis
The Applied Behavior Analysis program consists of required courses in the following areas:
- Core Courses
- Specialization Courses
- Courses for Degree Only
Educational/Legal Foundations: Special Education
Federal and state laws and regulations as well as major court cases impacting the field of special education and their implications for practice.
Research to Practice
Identification of special education issues and action research strategies for investigating issues in educational practice.
Professional Ethics for Behavior Analysis
Ethical principles and practices appropriate to governing self-guided professional activities, as well as those conducted for and with external agencies, service recipients, and their caregivers and families.
Designing Single Case Research
Measurement and design tactics for research with one or a small number of participants allowing the researcher to identify effective practices for individual students or clients.
Foundations & Philosophies of Applied Behavior Analysis
Philosophical and procedural foundation in the science and technology of behavior analysis from behavioral research to fundamental treatment concepts and applications for professionals.
Naturalistic & Functional Analyses of Behavior
Use of functional behavior assessment and functional analysis procedures for implementing effective, evidence-based programs to identify the interventions most likely to produce desired, sustainable change.
Methods in Behavioral Intervention & Treatment
Techniques for (a) applying the principles of operant conditioning, (b) adapting techniques for individual needs and preferences, (c) modifying behavior in applied settings, and (d) evaluating and adjusting intervention components.
Systems for Behavior Change, Team Building, & Case Management
Behavior change systems that plan for sustainability and generalization) with procedures for training agency staff, families, and education professionals in the implementation of behavior support plans.
Courses for Degree Only
Completion of master’s program projects in applied research, curriculum development, or program design.