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ABSC 788 Designing Early Education Environments

ABSC 788.  Designing Early Education Environments.  3 Credits.     

This course reviews empirically-supported strategies for designing effective and socially valid care and education environments for young children with and without disabilities. Topics will include: early educational theory, individualized curricula and goal selection strategies, various instructional typologies (e.g., direct instruction, embedded teaching), specific teaching tactics (e.g., prompting, time delay, differential reinforcement), preventive and assessment-based behavioral management strategies, current best practice recommendations for design of the social and physical environment, and methods for assessing children's, caregivers', and teachers' programmatic preferences. Prerequisite: ABSC 796.

Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Psychology

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a curriculum through which students learn how to examine and address problems of social importance across the lifespan. Students receive training in the application of behavioral science to improve the human condition through prevention and intervention. The department’s doctoral program in behavioral psychology satisfies coursework requirements for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis and, in most states, licensure as a behavior analyst. It does not satisfy requirements for licensure in psychology.