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Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate Certificate: Applied Behavior Analysis

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 27-credit, nine-course sequence for individuals who have completed an accredited graduate program in psychology or education and who wish to pursue additional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis.  The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® exam. (Applicants for the BCBA® exam will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.)

Graduate Training in ABA:

Our graduate course sequence consists of nine 10-week courses designed to prepare students for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® in a variety of clinical settings. Oregon residents who complete the program and earn certification as a BCBA® will be eligible to apply as a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Oregon.

 ABA 511: Foundations of ABA I (3 credits) – Basic principles, characteristics, and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Includes history of ABA, terminology, and applications.

ABA 512: Foundations of ABA II (3 credits)– Basic principles, characteristics, and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Includes foundational knowledge for practice of ABA & introduction to measurement and data analysis.
Prerequisites: ABA 511

ABA 521: Ethical and Professional Issues I (3 credits) – Introduction to ethical and professional issues in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Professional identity, certification and licensure, code of conduct, confidentiality and privacy.

ABA 522: Ethical and Professional Issues II (3 credits) – Examines ethical and professional issues in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including ethical and professional conduct, ethical decision making, implementation, management and supervision, and professional practices.
Prerequisites: ABA

ABA 525: Research Methods in ABA (3 credits) – Methods for conducting valid and reliable behavioral measurement and experimental evaluations of behavior interventions, including data collection, data display, and data interpretation, and evaluating behavioral research designs.

ABA 526: Behavioral Assessment (3 credits) – Behavioral assessment including descriptive assessments and functional analysis; methods of assessment, data collection and interpretation; assessment based selection of intervention; ethical and practical issues.

ABA 531: Behavior Change I (3 credits) – Fundamental elements of, and ethical and practical considerations related to behavior change, behavioral interventions, behavior change systems, and specific behavior change procedures.
Prerequisites: ABA 512

ABA 532: Behavior Change II (3 credits) – Behavior analytic interventions. Fundamental elements of, and ethical and practical considerations related to behavior change, behavioral interventions, behavior change systems, and specific behavior change procedures.
Prerequisites: ABA 531

ABA 535: Special Topics in ABA (3 credits) – An examination of systems, interventions, current issues, and/or advances in Applied Behavior Analysis. This includes a focus on strategies for managing procedures, program implementation, and supervision of behavior change agents. Topics will vary by term.
Prerequisites: ABA 525