Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis requires 21 s.h. of graduate credit and is offered with hybrid and conventional courses. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.50 in work for the certificate. They must earn at least a grade of C in each course required for the certificate. Courses must be taken on an A–F graded basis.

The certificate program is open to students enrolled in University of Iowa graduate degree programs and to individuals who are enrolled in the Graduate College as nondegree students.

The certificate program develops skills in behavioral intervention and intensive instruction. The course sequence contributes to eligibility for certification as a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). In addition to the course sequence offered through the certification program, obtaining the BCBA requires completion of a supervised practicum experience and successful completion of the behavior certification exam offered through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. For additional details regarding certification, visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website or contact the applied behavior analysis certificate coordinator.

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis requires the following coursework.

Course # Title Hours
All of these:
EDTL:4950Behavioral and Social Interventions3
EDTL:4975Explicit Instruction3
EDTL:5961Foundation of Applied Behavior Analysis3
EDTL:5963Ethics and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts and Psychologists3
EDTL:5966Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis3
EDTL:7953Seminar: Single Subject Design Research3
PEDS:7264Clinical Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis3

For more information, visit Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis on the College of Education website.