Graduate Certificate: Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

USF's fully online Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support is designed for educators, school or mental health administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and behavioral health staff who want to specialize in an evidence-based approach to resolving challenging behavior and supporting the prosocial behavior of children and youth within schools and early education settings.

Participants are required to complete 9 credit hours from the list of core courses and one elective, for a total of 12 credit hours.

The PBS Graduate Certificate is a program offered as part of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

  • Applicants must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Certificate Requirements

To view requirements and current list of courses, please visit the USF 2023-2024 Catalog.

Contact Information

Laura Rodriguez Lopez