Leadership in Tiered Systems of Support: RTI and PBIS


2018-2019 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2018.2019

Effective 1 June 2018 through 31 May 2019

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Advanced Graduate Certificate
20 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education, and is only available online.

Program Description

This program is targeted to educators and other qualified professionals who are interested in pursuing careers as statewide, regional or district-wide tiered systems (RTI and 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 grading system in the advanced graduate certificate program is the same as that described in the Grades section of this catalog. Students may receive the advanced graduate certificate by completing a minimum of 20 credit hours from the SPED courses listed below. Students may apply 12 credits from the Webster University master of arts in special education emphasis in PBIS program (or other Webster University MA degree programs with an emphasis in PBIS) towards this advanced graduate certificate in leadership in tiered systems of support: RTI and PBIS, not including SPED 6000.

The U.S. Department of Education defines Gainful Employment program criteria and data requirements. View this program's Gainful Employment Disclosures at http://www.webster.edu/consumers/gainful-employment/graduate/leadership-in-tiered-systems-of-support/gedt.html to see important information about the education debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Requirements

Students may receive the graduate certificate by completing a minimum of 20 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 5413 Assessment of Learning and Learning Problems (3 hours)
  • SPED 5704 PBIS/Systems Leadership: Staff Development & Coaching (2-3 hours)
  • SPED 6000 Applied Field Experience (3 hours)

Admission

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

Admission Requirements

  • Students seeking this advanced graduate certificate must have earned a recognized master's degree with a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

Send all admissions materials to:

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