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The goal of this program is to provide provide teachers and related-service providers with instruction with instruction in applied behavior analysis that will broaden the range of empirically-supported instructional methodologies used to meet the academic, social, and behavioral needs of a diverse student or client population. It also meets the educational and supervised-fieldwork standards needed to sit for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)® examination.
The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program is a verified-course sequence approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. The program consists of a seven-course sequence and a supervised-fieldwork experience. Students have the option to complete the supervised-fieldwork experience through the university or independently. The program is offered to students a combined distance learning and online format on a predetermined schedule over two years: one course per semester including summers.
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This course provides a basis in Virginia Behavior Analyst Licensure law, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and Disciplinary Standards, and professional conduct consistent with the practice of applied behavior analysis. Prerequisites: SPED 640 or permission of the instructor.
The intent of this course is to provide pre-service and currently licensed teachers with(a) knowledge of the characteristics of students with disabilities who are accessing the general curriculum, K-12, including, but not limited to learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and intellectual disabilities; (b) the ability to recognize etiologies, underlying factors, and contributing conditions that impact student learning, and (c) the cultural impact of disabling conditions. Prerequisites: SPED 400/SPED 500.
This course emphasizes effective research-based instructional strategies for teaching students with mild/moderate disabilities in grades K-12 who are accessing the general education curriculum. Practicum of 45 hours in middle/secondary-level setting is required. Prerequisites: SPED 400/SPED 500, SPED 415/SPED 515, SPED 610 and passing scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests or equivalent as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education.
Students entering the Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Have a master's degree from an accredited university or the equivalent from a foreign institution in any field of study OR be accepted into and currently pursuing a master's degree offered by an accredited university in any field of study
Prospective students must first apply to the program directly by completing an application and sending it to the program coordinator, Laura Chezan. The applicants are notified by the program coordinator whether or not they are accepted to the program after the application was reviewed. If accepted to the program, the applicants will then apply to the university.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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