Students interested in pursuing a graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis can begin coursework in June, thanks to a new offering of the Mercyhurst College Office of Adult and Graduate Programs.
The Behavior Analysis Certification Board recently approved the college as a provider of instruction that meets the education requirements for certification.
Students may complete the education requirements either as a concentration in the Master of Science in Special Education program or as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. All graduate certificate credits may be transferred to the master's degree program.
To achieve full certification, a candidate must complete 225 hours of graduate instruction in a board-approved program, complete the designated number of hours of supervised work experience, and pass the board-certified behavior analyst examination.
Students are responsible for meeting the work experience and exam requirements.
A certificate of completion will be awarded to graduate students who complete the five courses below in sequence:
EDSP 640 Basic Principles of Behavior
EDSP 502 Single Subject Research
EDSP 650 Extended Application: Functional Analysis
EDSP 501 Extended Application: Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Management
EDSP 660 Advanced Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis
For more information, contact Candace Schiffer at 824-3384; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.