Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

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VA ABA Consortium Manual

The VA-ABA Consortium provides six, three credit courses for a total of 18 credits. The coursework is a BACB® approved course of study at each university. Content of the courses is derived from the BACB's® Task List, Guidelines for Responsible Conduct, and Disciplinary Standards. Courses offered through the Consortium have common syllabi and educational outcomes developed by faculty teaching each course. Courses are numbered according to the individual university’s usual numbering practice and students at respective institutions will enroll in those specified courses. The course descriptions are as follows:

Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy. 3 Credits. This course focuses on basic principles and procedures of ABA; identification of factors that contribute to behavioral problems and improved performance; and procedures that can be used to minimize behavioral problems, improve performance, teach new behaviors, and increase probability of behaviors occurring under appropriate circumstances. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Empirical Bases. 3 Credits. Prerequisite, co-requisite, or instructor permission: Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on basic content of ABA. This course teaches how to implement behavioral procedures and develop behavioral programs for clients with fundamental behavioral needs.

Ethics and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts. 3 Credits. Prerequisite, co-requisite, or instructor permission: Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy or permission of the instructor. This course provides a basis in Virginia Behavior Analyst Licensure law, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s® Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and Disciplinary Standards, and professional conduct consistent with the practice of ABA.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessments and Interventions. 3 Credits. Prerequisite, co-requisite, or instructor permission: Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy or permission of the instructor. This course further expands on basic content of ABA and teaches how to implement behavioral procedures and develop behavioral programs for clients with fundamental behavioral needs.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Applications. 3 Credits. Prerequisite, co-requisite, or instructor permission: Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy; Applied Behavior Analysis: Empirical Bases; and Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessments and Interventions or consent of the instructor. This course expands capability to deal with more complex behavioral situations, enabling ability to relate to more sophisticated professional issues and environments.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Verbal Behavior. 3 Credits. Prerequisite, co-requisite, or instructor permission: Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy or permission of the instructor. This course further expands capability to deal with more complex behavioral situations, and enables students to relate to more sophisticated professional issues and environments.