EDPS 51500 - Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers

(3 credit hours)

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

When teachers understand what motivates behavior, they can initiate sensitive and effective interventions. In EPS 51500 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers, you will explore the basic principles of behavior analysis and how they may be applied to the classroom to solve socially significant behavior issues.

Weekly assignments and discussions on relevant topics will offer diverse outlooks and give you valuable interaction with fellow classmates and your instructor. Your coursework is designed to provide you with applicable and meaningful experiences while making it possible to continue a work/life balance while completing your masters degree.

What You’ll Learn in EDPS 51500
In this course, you’ll learn about behavior and its causes. Throughout the course, you’ll apply your learning to a class project that will enhance your skills in behavioral analysis, assessment and intervention. You’ll also explore current issues in applied behavior analysis, such as professional and ethical issues.

Course Topics
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Principles of Behavior and the Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Measuring Behavior
  • Graphing Behavior
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Increasing and Decreasing Behaviors
  • Function-Based Intervention
  • Generalization, Self- Management and Ethical and Professional Issues

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of EDPS 51500, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of behavior and provide real-world examples.
  • Operationally define behavior.
  • Select an appropriate behavior measurement system.
  • Measure and graph behavior.
  • Conduct a functional behavior assessment.
  • Develop a behavior intervention plan.
  • Understand controversies, professionalism and ethical behavior issues in applied behavior analysis.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Request More Information
To learn more about the online MSEd in Special Education curriculum from Purdue University, including Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers, call (877) 497-5851 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.