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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

Course Sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis (B.A. in IDS - EC-12 Special Education)

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching  |   

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Purpose of Program

The undergraduate course sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provides students with the 225 hours of coursework required for taking the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) exam. Students who complete this course sequence will acquire a strong foundation in the fundamental principles of behavior as they pertain to early childhood and learn how ABA is used in classrooms and other service settings for behavior and classroom management and assessing and providing instruction for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as how to use ABA ethically in research and practice. 

This sequence is part of the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - EC-12 Special Education Concentration program. 

This coursework sequence has been verified to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Program Options

The Course Sequence

SPE 3303 - Applied Behavior Analysis in Early Childhood

SPE 3633 - Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities

SPE 3673 - Assessment: Students with ASD and Developmental Disabilities

SPE 4673 - Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities

SPE 4683 - Communication and collaboration in Special Education 

SPE 4681 - Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Practices 

*It is recommended to complete the courses in the order above

Lead Faculty

Bryant C. Silbaugh, PhD, BCBA, LBA

Assistant Professor of Special Education

For more information, contact the Verified Course Sequence Coordinator for the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: bryant.silbaugh@utsa.edu

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

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