Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

Our Program

UofL's Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis provides practitioners with advanced knowledge in autism research and behavioral analytic approaches to skill development and the treatment of challenging behavior.

Students receive rigorous academic work within the program's carefully designed course sequence that is taught by faculty with practical and research experience in autism and applied behavior analysis.

This is a University of Louisville Certificate Program only. Potential applicants interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) should visit our M.Ed. in Special Education with a Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis program.

Please have transcripts sent to:
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

If transcripts are sent electronically,
please have them sent to the following e-mail: gradadm @ louisville.edu

GRE requirements are:
• 147 for the verbal section
• 142 for the quantitative section

Prerequisite for entry into the program:

  • EDSP 644 Applied Behavior Analysis (taken within the past three years with a grade of "B" or better);
  • EDSP 570 Autism: Introduction and Understanding (taken within the past three years with a grade of "B" or better);
  • Professional certification/license/experience in a field related to autism (e.g., special education, psychology, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, or social work).

    Course Sequence

    • EDSP 671 Autism: Methods and Teaching Strategies
    • EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Methods and Designs
    • EDSP 546 AAC and a Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication
    • Midpoint Assessment

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    • EDSP 650 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
    • EDSP 651 Professional and Ethical Practice of Behavior Analysis
    • EDSP 673 Research Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Exit Requirements

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    Learn more about this program by visiting the CEHD website: http://louisville.edu/education/departments/sped.

Contact Us

Dr. Jon Burt
Office: Room 147
Phone: 502-852-2546
Email: jon.burt@louisville.edu