Behavior Support Specialist

Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 36
Cost Per Credit: $653
University of Arizona College of Education

College of Education

Program Details

Schools often move existing employees into behavior support roles that require specialized training. This certificate's coursework develops the skills needed to provide effective behavior support services in school settings. It requires 9 units taken through three sequentially connected courses. The UA started providing this training in 2001; to date, there are few programs outside the UA focused specifically on the school behavioral specialist. Our coursework is also fully online and draws graduate students from across Arizona and beyond, including more than 20 other U.S. states, Bermuda, Canada and Hong Kong.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

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