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Coursework for
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in ABA

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to be eligible to be certified as BCBA. Click here for detailed descriptions of the courses.

  • PSY 02500 - Basic Principles of Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 02510 - Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • PSY 02610 - Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • PSY 02620 - Behavioral Assessment & Functional Analysis (3 credits)
  • PSY 02680 - Advanced Practicum in ABA (3 credits)
  • PSY 02670 - Ethics in ABA (3 credits)

Total: 18 credits

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Basic Principles of Behavior

Behavioral Assessment & Functional Analysis

Advanced Practice in ABA

Research Methods in ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Ethics in ABA


FALL 2013


FALL 2013 COURSES


42296 PSY 02500

Basic Principles of ABA

Raiff
TBD
W 4:45-7:15
42298 PSY 02620 1
Behavioral Assessment & Functional Analysis
Soreth
TBD
T 4:45-7:15
44114 PSY 02620 1S
Behavioral Assessment & Functional Analysis
Vorndran
Off-Campus: Bancroft
Farrington Bldg
425 Kings Hgwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 03033
W 3:30-6:00
42239 PSY 02680 1
Advanced Practice in ABA
Soreth
TBD
M 4:45-7:15
44116 PSY 02680 1S
Advanced Practice in ABA
Kettering
Off-Campus: Bancroft
Farrington Bldg
425 Kings Hgwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 03033
M 3:30-6:00



SPRING 2013 COURSES


21425 PSY 02510 1

Research Methods in ABA

Raiff
Savitz 321
M 4:45-7:15
22658 PSY 02510 2

Research Methods in ABA

Raiff
TBD
T 4:45-7:15
  PSY 02510 S
Research Methods in ABA
Vorndran
Off-Campus: Bancroft
Farrington Bldg
425 Kings Hgwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 03033
T 3:30-6:00
21791 PSY 02610 1
Applied Behavior Analysis
Soreth
TBD
M 4:45-7:15
22420 PSY 02610 2

Applied Behavior Analysis

Soreth
TBD
T 4:45-7:25
  PSY 01661
Advanced Practice in ABA
Kettering
Off-Campus: Bancroft
Farrington Bldg
425 Kings Hgwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 03033
R 4:45-7:15


SUMMER 2013 COURSES


30262 PSY 02670
Ethics & Legal Issues in ABA
Kerwin
M, W 4:30-8:45
2nd 5-week session

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PSY 02.500     Basic Principles of Behavior                                                 3 s.h. Prerequisite: Matriculation in CAGS of ABA
This course is a graduate course in the basic principles of behavior.  Course content includes the historical basis of behavior analysis, the distinction between respondent/classical and operant conditioning, and the basic principles, processes, and concepts of behavior analysis.

PSY 02.510     Research Methods in Behavior Analysis                              3 s.h. Prerequisite: Matriculation in CAGS in ABA
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to choose and implement an appropriate experimental design to evaluate the success of behavioral interventions.

PSY 02.610     Applied Behavior Analysis                                                    3. s.h. Prerequisite: PSY 02.500
This course is a graduate course in applied behavior analysis.  Course content includes the basis of applied behavior analysis, and the application and implementation of various techniques from operant conditioning to change and maintenance of human behavior.

PSY 02.620     Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis                  3 s.h. Prerequisite: PSY 02.510 or Matriculation in the School Psychology Masters Program
This course teaches students how to conduct a comprehensive assessment for behavior problems, to identify with the client, the appropriate goals and objectives for intervention, to conduct the appropriate assessment techniques, and to select the appropriate measurement procedures to evaluate outcomes.

PSY 01.660     Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis                                 3 s.h. Prerequisite: Matriculation in CAGS in ABA and permission of instructor
In this course students are placed in a community agency to apply their knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis.  Students will be required to meet weekly with the course instructor.

PSY 02.670     Ethics in ABA                                       3 s.h. Prerequisite: PSY 02.610 (Applied Behavior Analysis) and PSY 02.620 (Behavioral Assessment & Functional Analysis)
This graduate level course is required for students in the Master's of Art program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The purpose of this course is to ensure that students know and are able to apply the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®'s (BACB) Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. In addition, students will be taught the BACB Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards.

* There is an undergraduate level course with this same name. Students wishing to pursue certification as a BCBA must take the graduate level course.

** The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. requires 1500 hours of supervised hours. The Practicum course is designed to be provided in coordination with settings that employ the appropriately credentialed BCBA field supervisor. The student will not be able to complete all required supervised hours as a function of this course alone.



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