Course, Syllabi and Textbook Information

Please be aware of upcoming BACB requirement changes with the new 4th edition task list. The last exam session for the 3rd edition task list 5-course sequence is in November of 2014.


Refer to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for additional information.

BCBA Applicants:

  • Our course sequence is pre-approved for the upcoming BACB changes
  • The 6-course sequence will be required for those who test starting in 2015
  • The Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis course will meet the additional requirement

BCaBA Applicants:

  • Our 4-course sequence meets the new requirements
  • No additional course work is needed

Please click on the individual course names to view descriptions:

Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis

Course Number and Syllabus: EDF 6225 (PDF)

Course Description: A basic introduction to behavior analytic principles, definitions, characteristics, processes, and concepts.

Required Textbook/Materials:

Cooper, J. O., Heward, W. L., & Heron, T. E. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis. Pearson Education. ISBN: 0-13-142113-1

Behavior Development Solutions CBA Module Learning Series, purchased through UWF at a discounted rate after enrollment

Behavioral Assessments, Interventions, and Outcomes in Education

Course Number and Syllabus: EDF 6226 (PDF)

Course Description: Behavioral assessment, selecting behavioral outcomes, selecting behavioral strategies, and ethical and professional standards issues relevant to the practice of behavior analysis.

Required Textbooks:

O'Neill, R. E., Albin, R. W., Storey, K., Horner, R. H., & Sprague, J. R. (2014). Functional assessment and program development for problem behavior: A practical handbook (Third Edition).  ISBN-13: 978-1285734828     ISBN-10: 1285734823 

Cooper, J. O., Heward, W. L., & Heron, T. E. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis. Pearson Education. ISBN: 0-13-142113-1

Behavior Development Solutions CBA Module Learning Series, purchased through UWF at a discounted rate after enrollment

 

Positive Behavioral Change and System Support in Educational Setting

Course Number and Syllabus: EDF 6223‌ (PDF)

Course Description: Behavior change procedures and systems support for Applied Behavior Analysis.

Required Textbooks:

O'Neill, R. E., Albin, R. W., Storey, K., Horner, R. H., & Sprague, J. R. (2014). Functional assessment and program development for problem behavior: A practical handbook (Third Edition).  ISBN-13: 978-1285734828     ISBN-10: 1285734823 

Cooper, J. O., Heward, W. L., & Heron, T. E. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis. Pearson Education. ISBN: 0-13-142113-1
Behavior Development Solutions CBA Module Learning Series, purchased through UWF at a discounted rate after enrollment

Measurement and Single Case Design

Course Number and Syllabus: EDF 7437 (PDF)

Course Description: Measurement of behavioral data, data display, data interpretation, experimental evaluation of interventions, and ethical considerations of applied behavior analysis and research.

Required Textbooks:

Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Single-case designs for educational research. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. (ISBN: 0205340237)

O'Neill, R. E., Albin, R. W., Storey, K., Horner, R. H., & Sprague, J. R. (2014). Functional assessment and program development for problem behavior: A practical handbook (Third Edition).  ISBN-13: 978-1285734828     ISBN-10: 1285734823 

Cooper, J. O., Heward, W. L., & Heron, T. E. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis. Pearson Education. ISBN: 0-13-142113-1

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Behavior Development Solutions CBA Module Learning Series, purchased through UWF at a discounted rate after enrollment

Advanced Single Case Design in Applied Setting

Course Number and Syllabus: EDF 7944 (PDF)

Course Description: As a capstone experience, students design and implement a single case design research project addressing an issue relevant to their interests while exploring the ethical and practical implications of conducting applied research.

Required Textbooks:

Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Single-case designs for educational research. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. (ISBN: 0205340237)

O'Neill, R. E., Albin, R. W., Storey, K., Horner, R. H., & Sprague, J. R. (2014). Functional assessment and program development for problem behavior: A practical handbook (Third Edition).  ISBN-13: 978-1285734828     ISBN-10: 1285734823 

Cooper, J. O., Heward, W. L., & Heron, T. E. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis. Pearson Education. ISBN: 0-13-142113-1

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Behavior Development Solutions CBA Module Learning Series, purchased through UWF at a discounted rate after enrollment

Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis (OPTIONAL until Jan 1, 2015)

Course Number and Syllabus: EDF 6557 (PDF)

Course Description: Participants learn the issues relevant to ethical and professional conduct in applied behavior analysis including consent, conflict of interest, assessment, behavior change, monitoring, reporting, and applicable law. Content is drawn from the BACB Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. This course serves as the fourth in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam.

Required Textbooks:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis.(2nd Ed.). Prentice Hall. (ISBN: O-675-20223-X)

Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (). Ethics for Behavior Analysts (2nd Expanded Edition). Routledge. (ISBN:978-0-415-88030-5)

Behavior Development Solutions CBA Module Learning Series, purchased through UWF at a discounted rate after enrollment



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