After completion of the certificate courses the student will be able to:
- Describe the critical characteristics of applied behavior analysis (ABA).
- Describe and apply research methods used in ABA.
- Describe and apply principles of behavior used to address socially significant behaviors.
- Describe and apply behavioral assessment procedures, including functional assessment of behavior.
- Graph, visually analyze and interpret behavioral data.
- Describe ethical issues related to ABA and possible solutions to ethical dilemmas.
To be considered for admission to the UCM undergraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 at the university level, including one college-level English composition course and General psychology course, each with a grade of B or better. Non-degree and students already admitted to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree may apply for receipt of the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
To remain a candidate for the Certificate in ABA a grade of “B” or higher must be obtained for all core and elective classes. The practicum must be completed with a “Satisfactory” grade. A maximum of 6 units of transfer credits for elective courses may be applied toward the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Courses taken toward the undergraduate certificate program may be applied to a UCM Bachelor of Science or Arts degree as a general elective or major elective course.
To apply for admission for the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, the following items must be submitted:
- Application for the Certificate in ABA.
- Updated curriculum vita.
- Statement of Academic and Professional Goals: a 500-word statement summarizing how your professional and educational goals are consistent with the objectives of the Certificate in ABA.