Doctor of Education | Minor in ABA Curriculum

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) Non-Degree Program

Students enrolled in the CAGS program or pursuing a minor in ABA are required to complete 15 credit hours of coursework.

This course covers basic concepts and methods employed in single-subject research. Participants will learn about single-subject research designs including the case study, AB and its variations, changing criterion, multiple baseline, and alternating treatment. Important factors in designing and critically reviewing single-subject research will be presented, along with options for analyzing data from single-subject research studies. Ethical issues in single-subject research will also be reviewed. Prerequisite/s: None.

This course will focus on the basic concepts underlying the application of applied behavior analysis. History of the development of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a science, its relationship to education and psychology, and an overview of the present applications of ABA provide an introduction to the application of ABA in a variety of settings. The majority of the course will focus on the basic underlying principles of ABA upon which all more advanced assessments and applications are based. Prerequisite/s: None.

This course will build on the course on behavioral principles to introduce methods of assessment grounded in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The primary focus will be on choosing assessment strategies and matching assessment information to intervention strategies. Research on assessment of individuals and organizations will be included. Functional assessment technologies for assessing the purpose of challenging behaviors, methods for assessing effects of intervention, and methods of data collection in a variety of educational and human settings will be discussed. Methods of sharing assessment information with a variety of audiences will be covered. Prerequisite/S: EDD 9650.

This course is designed to demonstrate the application of behavioral principles in order to effect behavior change. The primary focus will be on behavioral intervention strategies and change procedures as they are applied to individuals, classrooms, schools, and organizations. Models of evidence-based practice using ABA will be highlighted. Selecting effective interventions based on multiple sources of assessment data will be emphasized. Methods of performance based training and collaboration with systems of support will be emphasized. Prerequisite/s: EDD 9650.

This course is the summative course of the series and will focus on case studies and applications of the previous knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Specific focus will be on the role of the behavior analyst in a variety of applied settings including schools, clinics, and human services organizations. Methods for effective development of relationships with clients and other professionals will be highlighted with a focus on potential ethical issues. Students will identify potential ethical pitfalls and problems within their own workplace or in case studies and develop behavior analytic solutions to leading change in their own environments. Prerequisite/s: None.

For further details about the Doctor of Education with a Minor in ABA, visit the Fischler College of Education's Doctoral Programs.

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