Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) prepares professionals who can develop and deliver behavioral interventions and supports for individuals in educational and habilitative settings.

There are two strands to choose from with this concentration:

  • Young Children and Families (YCF) Description/Course Summary

    This strand of the program prepares professionals to provide support and interventions to young, at-risk children and families with emphasis on building relationships with and advocating for those groups.

    Course Summary

    • ABAP 7120* - Positive Behavior Support and Families (3)
    • ABAP 7920* - Topics, Issues, Research in Early Childhood Special Education (2)
    • ECED 7220 -- Early Childhood Instruction and Materials (3)
    • EDUC 7400* - Programs and Service Delivery Models (3)
    • EDUC 7450* - Doctoral Seminar: Young Children & Families (3)
    • HEC 6610 -- Families: Normative/Catastrophic Issues (3)
    • SPED 6120 - Early Childhood SPED:
    • Evaluation/Assessment/Methods (3)
    • SPED 7110 - Family Collaboration (3)

  • Contact the YCF Strand Leader

     Dr. Jane Baker / jbaker@tntech.edu

  • School-Aged Children and Adult Populations (ABAS) Description/Course Summary

    This strand prepares professionals who will implement and provide empirical support for behavioral interventions for a range of populations and pursue board certification as a behavior analyst. (Strand Leader - Dr. Seth King)

    The ABAS course sequence is approved by the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

    NOTE: See page 20 of the Exceptional Learning Ph.D. Student Handbook for BACB information.

    Course Summary

    • ABAP 7120* - Positive Behavior Support and Families (3
    • EDUB 7010* - Advanced Systematic Instruction (3)
    • EDUB 7030* - Functional Analysis of Behavior (3)
    • EDUB 7050* - Intervention and Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
    • EDUB 7060* - Ethics in ABA (3)
    • EDUB 7810* - Practicum in Behavior Analysis (1-may be repeated)
    • SPED 6000 - Behavioral Interventions and Supports (3)
    • SPED 6050 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

  • Contact the ABAS Strand Leader

     Dr. Seth King / saking@tntech.edu

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