Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Courses

Courses Providing web-based classes on FBA and effective behavioral support

Online Applied Behavior Analysis Coursework

We offer a six-course sequence (18 semester hours) that meets all coursework requirements and addresses all the information required to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. This BACB-approved course sequence can be completed in a period of 16 months, which includes 3 consecutive semesters and one summer session. All coursework is offered fully online. 

 

Those interested in taking the BCBA exam must also have at least a master's degree and experience supervised by someone who already holds the BCBA. If you are also interested in an MA, you should check our fully online MA in Behavior Support offered through the Special Education Program.

 

COST - Our ABA courses are offered through UA Online. Tuition is $653 per unit. For more information, please see

http://uaonline.arizona.edu/program/special-education-behavior-support-ma

For detailed information about the BCBA requirements, go to the BACB website.

Those who are interested only in the BACB-Approved Course Sequence should apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate In Applied Behavior Analysis program at http://grad.arizona.edu. Click on Apply Now, select UA Online for the campus, and then the certificate program in applied behavior analysis. Any questions or difficulties with applying should be directed to Kevin Prahar at kprahar@email.arizona.edu or at 520-626-2960.

 

For additional information about the University of Arizona BCBA course of study, email Jolenea Ferro at jbferro@email.arizona.edu.

 

Course Descriptions

 

SERP 502 Behavior Principles and Disability: Assessment and Intervention,

is the first course to be taken. It ensures that participants are knowledgeable about the basic behavioral principles and techniques of applied behavior analysis that are needed to complete accurate FBAs, and design effective function-based interventions and comprehensive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). Students complete the course by conducting an FBA and developing a function-based BIP. SERP 502 provides 3 credit hours/45 clock hours of instruction.

 

SERP 529a Advanced Positive Behavioral Support, provides advanced knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis and the factors that affect the application of behavior principles within schools and other natural settings, including ethical issues, effective instruction, and factors in the classroom environment. Participants complete an FBA, develop and test a function-based intervention, monitor, and make data-based decisions based on the effectiveness of the plan. SERP 529a provides 3 credit hours/45 clock hours of instruction.

 

SERP 529B Advanced Positive Behavioral Support, provides each student continued opportunity to apply and develop skills and knowledge of FBA, function-based interventions, legal and ethical issues, and collaboration within the context of their classroom, school, and district. Participants complete2 additional FBAs and develop, implement, and monitor the function-based interventions. SERP 529b provides 3 credit hours/45 clock hours of instruction

 

SERP 552 Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis, increases knowledge and skills in working with persons with challenging behavior using the most advanced techniques. Participants learn to design and briefly implement an experiment in which one fixed and one variable schedule are compared, design and implement a stimulus discrimination procedure, define and use stimulus equivalence procedures, conduct a brief functional analysis, organize and interpret functional analysis data, and analyze case studies of a variety of procedures. SERP 552 provides 3 credit hours/45 clock hours of instruction

 

SERP 590 Single Subject Research, reviews principles and practices underlying various single-subject research designs. Participants learn the advantages and disadvantages of various designs and how to select a research design that is appropriate to a given scenario. They also learn to critically evaluate research that incorporates single-subject research designs, create data graphs, and develop a comprehensive research proposal. SERP 590 provides 3 credit hours/45 clock hours of instruction

 

SERP 553 Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis, enables students to apply ethical and professional standards and concerns that are salient to the interactions between their work, the people they serve, and others involved in the process (e.g., other professionals, families, systems of care, and society). Participants analyze case studies to identify examples of ethical violations, identify resolutions of ethical violations, conduct a risk-benefit analysis, apply components of effective evidence-based supervision, and explain ethical guidelines (e.g., voluntary participation, informed consent, and confidentiality) for behavior analytic research. SERP 590 provides 3 credit hours/45 clock hours of instruction