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    Nov 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Positive Behavior Support Graduate Certificate


Department: Dean’s Office
 

 
The Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is designed for educators, school or mental health administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and behavioral health staff who want to specialize in an evidence-based approach to resolving challenging behavior and supporting the prosocial behavior of children and youth within schools and early education settings. 
 
Courses teach the behavior skills needed to contribute to the development of intensive, individual behavior support and the collaboration skills necessary to make them an effective member of a positive behavior support team and allow students to develop knowledge and expertise either in school‐wide (K‐12) or program‐wide (early childhood) Positive Behavior Support (PBS).  For more information, visit the PBS Certificate Program website. The PBS Graduate Certificate is a program offered as part of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Participants in the program are FCIC trainees with access to local and national resources.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process


Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)


Participants are required to complete 9 credit hours from the list of core courses and one elective, for a total of 12 credit hours.

Core courses teach the behavior skills needed to contribute to the development of intensive, individual behavior support and the collaboration skills necessary to make them an effective member of a positive behavior support team. The third required course allows students to develop knowledge and expertise either in school‐wide (K‐12) or program‐wide (early childhood) Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Students may elect to complete the Certificate requirements with the fourth core course or one of the six electives. These courses individualize the Certificate to meet students’ interests in behavioral health or related fields such as behavior analysis, education, and social work. 

Graduate Certificate Time Limit


Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion


For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.