Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of human behavior change. With over 60 years of peer-reviewed research demonstrating its efficacy, the principles and practices of ABA can help educators improve their teaching, address behavioral challenges, and train and supervise others. This course provides educators with an overview of ABA, including foundational concepts, strategies for strengthening your use of ABA, and the effective use of ABA in schools. You will learn about many practices rooted in ABA already being used in schools and how to use them more effectively.

In this course, you will:

  • Define “applied behavior analysis” (ABA).
  • Recognize three ways ABA can be applied in school settings.
  • Identify strategies for strengthening your use of ABA.
  • Describe how ABA practices are used in specific educational programs.
  • Learn how to invest in preparing staff.
  • This course is offered in partnership with MDE. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy policy.

    Who should take this course?

    Support Staff

    What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

    Early Childhood
    High School
    Lower Elementary
    Middle School
    Upper Elementary