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EDG 607 Supporting Positive Behavior and Autonomy

Course Description:This course will provide candidates with the theoretical grounding in positive behavioral support. Candidates will develop skill in using strategies that support adolescent students with challenging behavior to succeed in school and community. This course will build upon candidate’s knowledge of creating positive classroom and school environments and focus chiefly on behavior supports for individuals. Candidates will engage in reflective case-based learning and media enhanced instruction to conduct functional behavioral analyses. Using those analyses, candidates will create behavior intervention plans, and develop knowledge of and skill in using evidence based prevention, intervention, and response strategies. Through project learning and fieldwork candidates will hone their technical and applied skills and to be able to promote positive behavior and assist adolescents in the development of social skills and self-regulation.


3 credits