Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Advanced Behavior Management, Certificate (1736)

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Program Coordinator

Andrea Paganelli,, (270) 745-4420

This certificate program offers five courses that specialize in behavior management techniques for school-aged children. Through the progression of the courses, candidates will learn how to define and assess problem behaviors, and develop evidence-based interventions to decrease problem behaviors and increase pro-social behaviors and improve academic outcomes. This certificate is appropriate for anyone working in a P-12 setting and may include classroom teachers, school counselors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, paraprofessionals, and other school related personnel. It may also be beneficial to parents, camp counselors, and after-school personnel. The courses are written with content appropriate for varied supervision roles that school personnel working with P-12 students may encounter. There are a number of courses that have similar content in the Psychology Master’s program; however, the proposed certificate is created for professionals who are not interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, but are interested in learning about targeted behavior management techniques. This certificate is targeted for these diverse roles.

Program Admission

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (15 hours)

Required Courses
SPED 501Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPED 502Positive Behavior Supports3
SPED 503Behavior Assessment3
SPED 504Instruction to Improve Behavior3
SPED 505Ethics Surrounding Behavior Issues3
Total Hours15