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University of Memphis ABA Degrees Available

Autism Online Certificate

University of Memphis appears in our ranking of the Top 20 Online Master’s in Educational Psychology.

The University of Memphis offers an Autism Online Certificate that prepares students wo work with those who have been placed on the autism spectrum. The four-course certificate can be completed over one summer and presents an introduction to autism as well as identifying strategies for effectively managing a classroom with students who are on the spectrum. The program covers a variety of evidence-based methods for providing instruction at the academic and behavioral level. Courses required for the program include:

  • Class Management and Design
  • Instruction Methods I & II
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

The University of Memphis offers an eight course plus practicum program that allows students to sit for the national board certification in behavior analysis. It is designed as an added program for those enrolled in graduate Special Education or other non-degree certification program. Students gain an understanding of behavior on order to assist those who need assistance with socially significant behavioral issues as well as how to assess and treat behavior problems. Students develop an understanding of how to improve academic performance, communication and social skills in those who may suffer from behavioral disabilities, including autism. They learn to conduct functional behavior assessments, interpret data from those assessments as well as to design and implement interventions based on behavior. They are also able to monitor progress, graph and interpret data. Courses required include:

  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Seminar
  • Ethics
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Functional Behavior Analysis
  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Single Subject

A practicum is also required as part of the program. The practicum should be approximately 20 to 25 hours per week.

About University of Memphis

The West Tennessee Normal School was created by an act created by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. The goal of the school was to educate teachers. Memphis was chosen for the school due to its proximity to the railroad which would allow students to travel back home easily. The school was added to an already existing medical school with a department of pharmacy, law and dentistry. By 1913, all departments were under the control of the West Tennessee Normal School except the law department. In 1925, the name of the school changed to West Tennessee State Teachers College and became Memphis State College in 1941. The school gained university status in 1957.

In 1959, the first African American students were admitted. The State University and Community College System was created in 1966 which later became the Tennessee Board of Regents. Memphis State University became part of the system soon after it was created and, in 1994, became the University of Memphis.

Today, University of Memphis ranks in the top 200 public universities in America according to US News & World Report. Forbes Magazine ranks the school in the top 250 public colleges and top 300 research universities in the country. It also ranks the school in the top 200 universities in the south. There are currently more than 21,000 students enrolled at the University.

University of Memphis Accreditation Details

The University of Memphis is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditation is a voluntary process in which the school undergoes periodic review to confirm they continue to have the resources to meet their goals and objectives. During the review, if there are any areas that may need improvement, the school agrees to address them as quickly as possible. Programs throughout the University are accredited by the following organizations:

  • ABET
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Professionals
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Architectural Accreditation Board
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Planning Accreditation Board

University of Memphis Application Requirements

In order to enroll in the Autism Certificate program, students must be admitted to the Graduate School and seeking a master’s degree or higher. They must complete an application for the certificate and no other documentation is required.

Students who wish to enter the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program must complete an online graduate application and choose the Instruction and Curriculum concentration. They must provide two letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. They must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

University of Memphis Tuition and Financial Aid

Graduate tuition for Tennessee residents is $618 per credit hour and $810 per credit hour for non-residents. Online tuition regardless of residency is $612 per credit hour.

Financial aid is available and students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for any financial assistance. All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as some need may be based on merit rather than need. Students may be offered scholarships or grants which are considered gift aid that does not need to be repaid. On campus students may also be offered work-study, fellowships or assistantships which provide employment to offset the cost of education. Federal, private and parent loans may also be available but it is important to remember that loans must be repaid after graduation.

The University of Memphis brings new opportunities beyond lectures and classwork. Students are encouraged to learn, grow and explore, developing a desire for lifelong learning. Students at the University of Memphis are encouraged to make their mark in the world, to serve their community and to develop the leadership skills they will need to achieve the highest level in the field they have chosen to pursue.