Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior

Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a model that focuses on research-based methods of prevention and intervention combined with data-based decision-making to improve student behavioral and academic outcomes. The online Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior is designed to assist teachers in developing the knowledge and skills to support students with intensive behavioral needs and to provide leadership in implementing changes within their school.


Curriculum

Our curriculum teaches students to use scientifically validated PBIS protocols and procedures to conduct program evaluation and data-based decision-making across three tiers of intervention.

Core Courses

The following courses are required (9 credits):

  • SED 581: Response to Intervention for Behavior: School-wide Prevention (3 credits) 
  • SED 582: Response to Intervention for Behavior: Targeted Intervention (3 credits) 
  • SED 583: Response to Intervention for Behavior: Individualized Interventions (3 credits) 

Course Descriptions

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Admissions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Currently working or volunteering with students with disabilities in an educational setting

Application Materials

When you are ready to apply, please first review the application instructions. Then submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended
  • An essay
  • Current resume

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For more information about applying, contact: 

Sarah Howorth
207.581.2448
sarah.howorth@maine.edu

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior online with UMaine? Contact Amanda Cupps, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.5858 or at umaineonline@maine.edu.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030 with about 38,600 openings per year. The median annual wage for special education teachers was $61,500 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.


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