Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Advanced Graduate Certificate

School of Education

Program Description

This program is targeted to educators and other qualified professionals who are interested in pursuing careers as state-wide, regional, or district-wide PBIS developers and consultants. The focus is on building capacity of school districts, regional consortia, and state agencies to plan and implement tiered prevention systems to improve social behavior and learning outcomes for K-12 students. The advanced graduate certificate in PBIS may be issued alone or in conjunction with the MA degree. Students seeking this advanced graduate certificate must have earned a recognized baccalaureate degree and meet all of the admission and acceptance criteria as outlined in the graduate program’s Academic Policies and Procedures. The grading system in the advanced graduate certificate program is the same as that described in the Grades section of this catalog.

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Students may receive the graduate certificate by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours from the SPED courses listed below.

  • SPED 5700 School-Based Prevention/Intervention: RTI and PBIS (3 hours)
  • SPED 5701 Universal School-Wide PBIS (3 hours)
  • SPED 5702 Secondary Prevention: Targeted Group Interventions (3 hours)
  • SPED 5703 Applying PBIS: Functional Behavior Assessment/ and Behavior Support Planning/Implementation (3 hours)
  • SPED 5704 PBIS/Systems Leadership: Staff Development & Coaching (3 hours)
  • SPED 6000 Applied Field Experience (3 hours)

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Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Send all required admission materials to

Webster University
Office of Admission
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Multidisciplinary Studies Department.

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