Agenda Item FA 08-10

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Childhood Education, Exceptional Student & Deaf Education):

New Courses, Course Changes, and Program of Studies (16 items)

03/06/08: Passed

03/11/08: Approved

 
College of Education and Human Services 

 
 

Graduate - Exceptional Student and Deaf Education

 
07/08-297
APC 1
EEX 5XXX
Principles of Applied
  Behavior Analysis I
 (3 crs)
Prerequisites: None  
Corequisites:
 None
Course Description:  
This course that will enable the learner to meet the minimum requirement specific to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) guidelines. The content will include: (1) ethical considerations; (2) definition and characteristics; (3) principles, processes, and concepts; (4) behavioral assessment; (5) experimental evaluation; and (6) measurement of behavior. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 

07/08-298  

APC 1
EEX 5XXX
ABA  in Developmental
  Disabilities and
Autism (3 crs)
Prerequisites:  EEX 5XXX - Applied Behavior Analysis I
                           EEX 5XXX - Applied Behavior Analysis II
Corequisites: None
Course Description: 
The course is designed to familiarize students with the behavior-analytic research on the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism. The course will provide an overview of common developmental disabilities and the characteristics of autism. The primary focus of the course will be on assessment and intervention procedures and specific behavior analytic teaching methods for use with individuals with developmental disabilities. Students will encounter conceptual readings, manuals, handouts, and research articles evaluating the utility of various methods being discussed. Students are expected to participate fully in class discussions, drawing from the assigned weekly readings and relevant social and professional experiences. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-299
APC 1
EEX 5XXX
Principles of Applied Behavior
Analysis II
 
(3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEX 5XXX - Applied Behavior Analysis I
Corequisites:
 None  
Course Description:
 
This course examines the use of the scientific method to evaluate assessment and intervention techniques in behavior analysis. Topics include measurement techniques, single-subject experimental design, selection of dependent and independent variables, graphical presentation and evaluation of results, ethics pertaining to human subjects and treatment implementation, and ways of communicating research results. Principles and procedures involved in the experimental analysis of reinforcement schedules, stimulus control, and stimulus equivalence are included. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-300
APC 2
EEX 6625
Educational Management for
  Exceptional 
Students

We are proposing a change in the title of this course to better reflect the language and description of the course content. The new title gives a broader definition of the course. The course name will change from Educational Management for Exceptional Students to Applied Behavior Analysis in Education and Performance Management.