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    Oct 15, 2014

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    Nov 12, 2014

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  • Curriculum: Certificate Track

    Certificate Requirements

    PS 340: EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS CHILDREN (6 Credits)

    This course examines the needs of exceptional children. The roles of teachers, parents, and other relevant "others" will be investigated in relationship to current practices, which include mainstreaming, inclusion, least-restrictive environment, and individual education programs.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PS  220

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 360: APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I (6 Credits)

    This course examines the behavior theory, principles, and procedures related to modifying existing behaviors and acquiring new behaviors. Students will begin to understand behavior modification techniques, such as reinforcement, punishment, extinction, discrimination training, generalization, shaping, classical conditioning, conditioned reinforcement, and schedules of reinforcement, by applying these behavior principles to real-world scenarios. Students will examine how behavior management can be used in various career fields.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM  207

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 365: APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II (6 Credits)

    This course builds on Applied Behavior Analysis I to further examine the dynamics of behavior principles. In this course, students will explore advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) theories and apply them to case studies. Students will be able to explain how behavior-environment relationships play instrumental roles in behavior deficits or excesses. This course also will provide students with information on obtaining certification and licensing in the ABA field. Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams.

    Prerequisites Required: PS 360

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 410: SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the strategies and tools that are used for the screening and assessment of various age groups. Topics include the history and purpose of assessment, ethical considerations, interviewing and observation techniques, understanding reports of intelligence, and achievement testing. Students will learn how to apply screening and assessment information to their work with children, adolescents, and adults.

    Prerequisites Required: PS 124 and PS 300

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 430: PROGRAM DESIGN AND EVALUATION (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the process for designing programs that meet the needs of multiple populations. It builds on fundamental concepts for designing individual behavior modification programs and research methods using the framework for social program planning and evaluation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PS 300

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    Tuition & Fees: Certificate Track

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  • * Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.

    Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

    The Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

    The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in the Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate do not guarantee or prepare graduates for state licensure.

    The BACB pre-approves university training as meeting its eligibility requirements; it does not accredit university programs.

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