• About

    In this course, students learn about and be able to select appropriate experimental designs for the evaluation of interventions, including explaining the logic and benefits of single subject designs vs. group research design approaches.  Students will also be able to identify the appropriate application of each design and method for controlling for extraneous variables that can influence the dependent variable. The course is based upon the BACB® Third Edition Task List.  Content Area and Task numbers covered for each lesson are indicated for each lesson in the schedule below. Students will also be able to identify when a given single subject design should be used and the benefits and potential limitations of each design.  

    Students will be able to select the measurement systems that will appropriately and adequately measure target behaviors for change.  Students will be able to identify charts and graphs of behavior and use the data to determine the effectiveness of interventions.  Students will be able to identify the basic elements of ethical principles for behavior analysts, recognize ethical dilemmas and select the appropriate solutions to resolve them.

    Instructor: Michael Weinberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D

    This is a tablet friendly course

  • Training Hours

    Equivalent to 45 hours of classroom time; 3 semester hours available through Brandman University’s Extended Education Department


    How do I claim University Credits?

    How are classroom hours calculated?

  • Method of Delivery

    Online, self paced, competency tested course

  • Program Requirements

    Method of Evaluation: Students must complete all lessons for each course and attain 90% or higher average on probes (Quizzes), exams, and online activities.  “Probes” are based upon content of the prior few classes and are not inclusive of material in other areas. 

    Class Policies:  Students are required to participate in the online courses and complete all activities and quizzes based on the 90% or higher performance criterion.  A Course Certificate will be given contingent upon 80% average mastery of exams, compliance to attendance policy, and full payment of all tuition and/or fees. 

  • Readings

    Required Texts:

    Cooper, J.O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied Behavior
    Analysis (2nd Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    Buy Here: http://www.amazon.com/Applied-Behavior-Analysis-John-Cooper/dp/0131421131/

    Mayer, G. R., Sulzer-Azaroff, B., & Wallace, M. (2011). Behavior Analysis
    for Lasting Change. Cornwall on Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing.

    Buy Here: http://www.amazon.com/Behavior-Analysis-Lasting-Change-Mayer/dp/1597380326/ 

    Robbins, S. J., Schwartz, B., & Wasserman, E. A. (2001). Psychology of
    Learning and Behavior. New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Co.

    Buy Here: http://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Learning-Behavior-Steven-Robbins/dp/0393975916/

    Bailey, J. & Burch, M. (2011). Ethics for Behavior Analysts. London, England: Routledge.

    Buy Here: http://www.amazon.com/Ethics-Behavior-Analysts-2nd-Expanded/dp/0415880300/

    Optional but Recommended Text:

    Martin, G. & Pear, J. (2000). Behavior Modification: What is it and how to do it? Prentice


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    Assessment and Evaluation System

  • Eligibility Requirements

    1. I can verify that I possess a minimum of a Bachelors Degree and understand that I may be asked to provide evidence of this
    2. I can verify that I am at least 18 years old.
    3. I agree that if my course or program tuition is being paid for by my employer, CoAHS can provide the following information should the employer requested it:
      • Identifying information
      • Progress measures
      • Academic Transcript
    4. I agree to the Standard Terms and Conditions
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