The online graduate certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis is designed for bachelor’s degree holders with professional experience in a field related to autism, who want to better prepare to serve the learning community.
Offered by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, the Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate aims to produce behavioral practitioners who are knowledgeable in their science, effective in their practice, ethical in their interactions and committed to bettering the lives of students with disabilities. In this program, you will learn to apply strategies and tactics grounded in the principles of behavioral science to a variety of contexts, with specific focus placed on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism is a complex disorder that creates a wide spectrum of communication and social-interaction impediments. The reported increase in the number of children with autism (1.47% nationwide) suggests a growing demand for qualified professionals who specialize in autism. The job outlook for the next decade indicates a substantial growth in the availability of positions for behavior analysts.
Earning your Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate better prepares you to meet this growing need and pursue job advancements in teaching, psychology, social work, speech pathology or healthcare. Careers may include:
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Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
*See the Graduate School Transfer of Credit Policy for more information.
Send all materials to:
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292
If you live outside of the United States, be sure to view special requirements for international students.
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online graduate certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis is an 18 credit hour program broken down into 2 sets of 4 courses, a midpoint point assessment and an exit assessment.
|EDSP 671 Autism: Methods and Teaching Strategies||3|
|EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Methods and Designs||3|
|EDSP 546 AAC and a Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication||3|
|EDSP 650 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 651 Professional and Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 673 Research Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorder||3|
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