Earning the Applied Behavior Support Services microcredential from Missouri Western will provide you with the skills you need to help people with behavioral challenges or disabilities. This microcredential will help you stand out to employers who are actively seeking individuals who are interested in serving others and have the skills to provide specialized assistance to these populations.

Flexible Options

  • Complete in as little as one year
  • Online and in-person courses available
  • Course options based on your interests

Real Skills

  • Development of interpersonal communication abilities
  • Application of behavior principles to human problems
  • Understanding of life-cycle changes that occur throughout a person’s lifetime

Value of Microcredentials

“In a rapidly changing economy, micro-credentialing has emerged as a time-saving and cost-effective method to help learners get recognition for their skills.” Missouri Western has developed several microcredentials that will have a direct impact on the regional workforce, by providing individuals with real skills that make them desirable employees. Preliminary research has shown that earning a microcredential can “lead to job promotions, higher wages, and an increase in self-confidence” for individuals.

You must complete four courses to meet the microcredential requirements.

Required Courses:

  • Psychology of Communication
  • Principles of ABA Therapy

Choose One:

  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Child/Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology

Choose One:

  • Practicum in Psychology
  • Independent Research Project

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