Project TSBA: Preparing Tiered System Behavior Analysts
Kwang-Sun Cho Blair
- Kwang-Sun Cho Blair
Centers & Initiatives
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Project TSBA: Preparing Tiered System Behavior Analysts is a 5-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The purpose of Project TSBA is to prepare highly qualified behavior analysts who can work collaboratively with educators to provide Tier 3 behavioral interventions to high-need children with disabilities and who can provide leadership in implementing the multi-tiered systems of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) in schools. By blending the ABA Master’s Program and PBS Graduate Certificate Program, the project will prepare 4 cohorts of 4 students on a 2-year cycle to graduate with a master’s degree in ABA as well as with a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification and a PBS certificate.
- Graduate 16 students with a Master’s degree in ABA, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification, PBS Certificate, and eligibility to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification exam.
Long Term Impact
- Improve the quality and increase the number of personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children with
- Improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
- Provided tuition, stipend, travel, and text book support to students.
- Provided Summer Institute on universal design and assistive technology, Tier 1 PBS training, and mentorship support to Cohort 3.
- Provided practicum experience to Cohort 3 in four high-need Hillsborough elementary schools and to Cohort 4 in the community clinical settings.
- Cohort 2 presented at Florida ABA and APBS conferences.
- Cohort 2 successfully completed the program.
- Recruited two new Hillsborough elementary schools to provide practicum experience to Cohort 3.
- Successfully recruited and enrolled a new cohort of 4 students.