Graduate Certificate
Classroom, Online
Graduate Certificate
Main Campus - Melbourne, Professional Development
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
GCP Code: 8003 Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location/s: Main Campus - Melbourne, Professional Development

The ABA graduate certificate is suited for students who have a graduate degree and who want to develop professionally by specializing in behavior analysis. Completion of the 18-credit course sequence in this program will allow students holding a minimum of a master's degree in a BACB-approved field from an accredited university and who go on to obtain the supervised field experience required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), to qualify for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. The BACB has approved this course sequence (ACS 4038) as meeting the instructional requirements for eligibility to take the BCBA examination.

To earn the certificate, students must complete all courses with a minimum grade of B. Students completing one or more equivalent courses from another institution may be able to meet instructional requirements for the BCBA credential; however, the BACB is the only organization that can determine whether or not students who mix coursework from more than one approved course sequence will meet those requirements.

  • BEH 5011 Foundations, Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers concepts, principles and processes derived from the experimental analysis of behavior and how they relate to applied behavior analysis. Also covers foundational knowledge from the BACB® "Behavior Analyst Task List."

  • BEH 5012 Basic Elements of Applied Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers philosophical foundations of behavior analysis, definitions and characteristics of applied behavior analysis, behavioral assessment, measurement of behavior, data display and interpretation, and experimental design. Introduces the experimental evaluation of interventions.

  • BEH 5013 Developing, Strengthening and Maintaining Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers procedures for developing, strengthening and maintaining behavior. Also covers assessment, behavior change systems and supervision.

  • BEH 5014 Introduction to Ethical and Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts
    Credit Hours: 1

    Introduces ethical and professional considerations relevant in the professional practice of applied behavior analysis as well as the ethical and disciplinary standards of the profession. Emphasizes ethical and professional conduct and legal issues relevant to both BCaBA- and BCBA-level practitioners.

  • BEH 5015 Decreasing, Eliminating and Replacing Problem Behavior
    Credit Hours: 2

    Covers functional assessment (descriptive assessment and functional analysis) and function-based intervention procedures for addressing problem behavior. Emphasizes building alternative behavioral repertoires. Discusses behavior change considerations of unwanted side effects of various intervention strategies.

  • BEH 5016 Ethical and Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts
    Credit Hours: 2

    Expands on ethical and professional issues introduced in BEH 5014. Emphasizes ethical, professional and conduct issues relevant to BCBA-level practitioners and supervisors.

  • BEH 5017 Targeted Topics in Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 1

    Covers special topics in all content areas of behavior analysis, as needed for independent behavior analysis practitioners. Includes introduction of supervision in behavior analysis and organizational behavior management, and other areas of behavior analysis.

  • BEH 5018 Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers advanced topics in several content areas of behavior analysis needed by independent behavior analysis practitioners.