IABS 501: Foundations of Behavior Analysis
This course provides historical and current context regarding the terminology, methods and applications of Applied Behavior Analysis. Emphasis will be on having students demonstrate mastery of terms used and generate examples of concepts across various settings. This course serves as the prerequisite for the other behavior analysis courses in the MS degree program in preparing students to discuss principles using a common terminology and survey how these principles are applied. Supervised experience concurrent to coursework is required and may be accessed through the University.
IABS 502: Behavior Analysis and Program Evaluation
This course is designed to develop an understanding of data collection methods, interpretation of data and data-based decision making. Additionally, single subject research design will be described in terms of evaluating effects of implementing interventions. Emphasis will be on the selecting effective means of data collection for assessment and intervention monitoring and using single-subject research designs to describe functional relationships between interventions and behavioral outcomes.
IABS 503: Educational and Behavioral Interventions
This course will examine the factors that contribute to challenging behavior or lead to instructional challenges, and coordinating best practices for analyzing student behavior and learning styles, developing intervention plans, and evaluating the effectiveness of these plans. Students completing this course will be able to use principles of applied behavior analysis to identify target behaviors, collect data on the behavior in order to establish a baseline and develop individualized and appropriate interventions.
IABS 504: Ethical and Professional Issues
This course will provide training in the ethical requirements put forth by the BACB for behavior analysts. An overview of responsibilities of the behavior analyst to colleagues, clients and society and the ethical use of behavioral procedures will be included. Discussion of the behavior analyst as a change agent in multidisciplinary settings and effective consultation skills will be covered.
IABS 505: Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis
This course addresses behaviorally based strategies involved in human development including verbal behavior and social behavior. Additional topics include Applied Behavior Analysis and societal/organizational change.