General Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis Coursework

Candidates seeking Certification in General Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® approved course sequence for BcaBA track.

EGSE 5053 Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

This course provides historical and current context regarding the terminology, methods and applications of Applied Behavior Analysis. Emphasis will be on having students demonstrate mastery of terms used and generate examples of concepts across various settings. This is the first in a series of courses designed to assist in preparing students to discuss principles using a common terminology and survey how these principles are applied. Supervised experience concurrent to coursework is required and may be accessed through the college.

EGSE 5063 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3)

This course is designed to develop an understanding of data collection methods, interpretation of data and data-based decision making. Additionally, single subject research design will be described in terms of evaluating effects of implementing interventions. Emphasis will be on the selecting effective means of data collection for assessment and intervention monitoring and using single-subject research designs to describe functional relationships between interventions and behavioral outcomes.

EGSE 5073 Behavior Change Procedures (3)

This course will examine the factors that contribute to challenging behavior or lead to instructional challenges and coordinating best practices for analyzing student behavior and learning styles, developing intervention plans and evaluating the effectiveness of these plans. Students completing this course will be able to use principles of applied behavior analysis to identify target behaviors, collect data on the behavior in order to establish a baseline and develop individualized and appropriate interventions.

EGSE 5083 Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (3)

This course covers the behavioral theory, principles, and procedures related to modifying existing behaviors and acquiring new behaviors. Students will begin to understand ethics, professional conduct, behavior change systems, and development, implementation, management, and supervision of behavior intervention plans, by applying these behavioral principles to real-world scenarios. Students will examine how behavioral management can be used in the field of education.

EGSE 5102 Behavioral Field Supervision I (2 hour credit)

Supervised Independent Fieldwork: This course is the first of three field supervision courses and will provide 25 hours of field supervision, fulfilling the requirement for supervision of 5% of the first 500 hours of field work for the BCaBA and BCBA certificate.

EGSE 5112 Behavioral Field Supervision II (2 hour credit)

Supervised Independent Fieldwork: This course is the second of three field supervision courses and will provide 25 hours of field supervision. Combined with EGSE 5102, this course fulfills the requirement for supervision of 5% of the first 1000 hours of field work for the BCaBA and BCBA certificate.

Professional Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis

Candidates seeking the Certificate in Professional Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis and BACB approved coursework for the BCBA track must take the following three courses in addition to the six classes above.

EGSE 5143 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

This course covers the behavioral therapy, principles and procedures related to modifying existing behaviors and acquiring new behaviors. Students will begin to understand ethics, professional conduct, behavior change systems and development, implementation, management and supervision of behavior intervention plans, by applying these behavioral principles to real-world scenarios. Students will examine how behavioral management can be used in the field of education.

EGSE 5133 Ethics and Professional Conduct (3)

This course covers ethical and professional conduct, intervention and behavior change considerations, implementation, management and supervision. Students will apply behavioral modification techniques such as measurement, consideration of biological variables, observable measureable behavior, identification of motivators, selecting alternative behaviors and identification of contingencies governing behavior, by applying these behavioral principles to real-world scenarios. Through the ethical lens of ABA, students will examine how behavioral management can be used in the field of education.

EGSE 5122 Behavioral Field Supervision III (2)

Supervised Independent Fieldwork: This course is the last of three field supervision courses and will provide 25 hours of field supervision. All three courses must be taken to fulfill the requirement for supervision of 5% of the entire 1500 hours of field work for the BCBA certificate.