Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-30
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 4, 2013
Date of Second Reading: December 2, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College– Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation - for the establishment of a graduate certificate - Applied Behavioral Analysis
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College– Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation - for the establishment of a graduate certificate –
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Rationale: The proposed graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) pairs research and experience to prepare professionals to provide therapy based on ABA principles to individuals with special learning and behavior needs. Applied projects and assignments allow students to focus on the population with which they plan to work, while gaining the knowledge and skills to use ABA across various populations and settings. Graduates will be well prepared to provide direct instruction, training, consultative services and support to clients and family members in school, community and home settings.
The graduate certificate provides pre-approved university coursework for students interested in sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification examination. BCBA certification helps professionals better meet and address diverse behavior needs and make a lasting difference in the community.