Behavioral Intervention Specialist - Graduate Certificate

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

The Behavior Intervention Specialist graduate certificate is a highly-specialized sequence that imbues the theoretical orientation and practical application of applied behavior analysis. Through coursework in special education, as well as supervised field-based experiences, students gain specialized knowledge and skills to collaborate with professional teams and parents to develop, implement and evaluate positive-behavior support programs for children and youths with behavioral concerns. Students seeking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential must meet additional requirements outlined by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in special education or related field
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Goal statement
  • English language proficiency requirements for international students (effective spring 2018):
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Graduate Certificates for the College of Education, Health and Human Services

  • Students seeking a graduate certificate must maintain a minimum 3.000 grade point average. A graduate certificate student who receives a combination of more than 8 credit hours of B or lower grades, or more than 4 credit hours of grades lower than C is subject to dismissal. Students who are unable to maintain academic standards of the College are subject to dismissal for academic reasons. Grades of C- or below are not counted toward completion of the certificate.
  • Certificates must be completed within six years after the first graduate enrollment.
  • No more than 2 credit hours of workshop may be used toward a certificate.
  • Before being eligible to be awarded a Certificate, students must be admitted to the Certificate program.
  • Students currently in a graduate degree program may also apply to a certificate program. Their degree seeking coursework may be applied to the certificate coursework with advisor approval. The courses must be completed within six years and satisfy certificate course requirements
  • Students who have a previous graduate degree and are not currently seeking another graduate degree may transfer a maximum 6 credit hours with advisor approval. These credits may include hours from another KSU program, or from another accredited institution, if the following conditions are met: (1) courses were at the graduate level; (2) a grade of "A" or "B" was earned; (3) credit will be less than six years old at the time the certificate is conferred at Kent; and (4) student was admitted as a graduate student at the time the course was taken.
  • Some program areas may be more restrictive. Students are advised to consult their program.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

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Certificate Requirements
SPED 53030APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 3
SPED 53031APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II: APPLICATION 3
SPED 63031PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 3
SPED 63032ADVANCED INTERVENTIONS FOR ADDRESSING SEVERE BEHAVIOR 3
SPED 63033ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 3
SPED 63301SINGLE SUBJECT RESEARCH METHODS 3
SPED 64892ADVANCED PRACTICUM 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
3.000
  • Students declared in a doctoral degree should enroll in the doctoral level version of these courses, if offered.