Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support

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The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) graduate certificate is designed for teachers, para-educators, administrators, guidance counselors, psychologists and other school or community providers, and family members interested in increasing their understanding of the process of enhancing the emotional well being of students through systemic, positive, prevention-focused, and data-based decision making in schools. This program is fully online.

Program Requirements
  • The candidate must hold a baccalaureate degree in education or a related field.
  • The special education program coordinator must interview the candidate.
  • The candidate must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the PBIS course list. Courses will be determined according to the student’s needs and must be approved by the program coordinator.
  • The student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher in the program.
Admission Requirements

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate programs only

  • Official transcripts showing conferral of bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in the required courses
  • Completion of application for admission
Admission Deadlines

Students pursuing graduate certificate programs can apply for admission to any of the upcoming semesters. Here are the deadlines for 2019-20:

  • Spring 2020 – December 1, 2019
  • Summer 2020 – April 15, 2020
  • Fall 2020 – August 1, 2020

*We suggest submitting your documentation at least two weeks prior to the posted date to ensure your application is complete and can be reviewed by the deadline. 

Fall Registration Open

Spring 2020 Registration Opens October 28

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Browse and Register for Courses” option on the left side. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to psu-registration@plymouth.edu or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

“How much will my graduate program cost?” and “How will I pay for it?” are two of the most common questions asked when considering continuing your education. Here is some basic information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and Graduate Assistant opportunities. We encourage you to click the links on this page for additional information and resources.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition for graduate level courses is assessed on a per credit basis, and differs slightly for NH residents and non-residents. Please note, the per credit rate varies depending on the level of the program to which you are admitted.

2019-20 ESTIMATED Rates for New Hampshire Residents

Program Level Tuition Mandatory Fees Per Credit Total
Master’s $535 $40 $575
CAGS $565 $40 $605
EdD $625 $40 $665

2019-20 ESTIMATED Rates for Non-Residents

Program Level Tuition Mandatory Fees Per Credit Total
Master’s $760 $40 $800
CAGS $670 $40 $710
EdD $750 $40 $790

More information is available through the Student Account Services Office.

Financial Aid

Graduate students are eligible for financial aid in the form of student loans only. You will need to complete the FAFSA at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester you wish to begin taking classes. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid – please review our international admission requirements to learn more.

More information can be found on the Financial Aid webpages.

Scholarships

Each year, Plymouth State offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to admitted graduate students. Selection criteria include academic and professional achievements, commitment to graduate study, and achievement or pursuit of personal or professional goals. Visit the PSU Scholarship Opportunities webpage for additional information.

Graduate Assistant positions

Graduate assistants are an important part of Plymouth State’s collaborative learning community. They work alongside faculty, staff, and students to help achieve the University’s goals, while gaining valuable experience as assistants, researchers, and teachers.

Graduate Assistant positions are available on a limited basis to highly qualified graduate students who’ve been fully accepted into a graduate program at Plymouth State. Applications for assistantships should be returned to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 1 for the upcoming year.

We would be happy to provide you with more information about our graduate programs – here are a few ways to learn more!

INQUIRE – Complete a brief inquiry form and we will connect you with the program coordinator and provide you with additional information about the curriculum, admission requirements, faculty information, and more.

VISIT – We hold information sessions and campus visits throughout the year, or we can schedule an in-person advising appointment – come check out our beautiful campus in Plymouth, NH

EMAIL – Have a quick question about our wide array of graduate programs and certificates? Send us an email at forgrad@plymouth.edu

CHAT – We would be happy to chat with you – just submit a question to one of our admissions advisors.

Want an answer right away? Give us a call – the Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm at 603-535-2237 or 800-FOR-GRAD.

Graduate Admission Team – Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s degree or have been out of school for a while, we are here to help guide you through the application process, assist in getting you registered for your first semester of classes, and provide you with “next steps, information, and resources on campus.

Once you have been admitted into a graduate program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for class scheduling, program and/or curriculum questions, and academic guidance.

  • Dr. Marcel Lebrun, 603-535-2288 or mrlebrun@plymouth.edu

Office of the Registrar – can assist with course registration, transcript requests and degree conferral information

Student Account Services – please contact them with questions regarding your bill, employer reimbursement, or financial holds on your account.

Financial Aid Office – is here to assist financial aid, student loans, or other financial related questions.

  • Knowledge and application of positive behavioral interventions and supports designed to enhance the emotional well-being of all students in schools.
  • Knowledge and application of universal, positive, and proactive school-wide approaches designed to enhance discipline practices and school climate, including:
    • developing skills in collaboration and consultation with colleagues and families;
    • developing and implementing school-wide expectations;
    • developing and implementing a behavior matrix of expectations across settings;
    • developing and implementing teaching scripts to address pro-social behaviors;
    • developing and implementing a school-wide reinforcement system;
    • determining office versus classroom referrals;
    • developing and implementing a database system for behavior;
    • evaluating the universal system using data-based decision making for improving practice.
  • Knowledge and application of targeted approaches aimed at addressing the behavior of students for whom universal interventions are insufficient, including:
    • developing skills in collaboration and consultation with colleagues and families;
    • developing and implementing a process for addressing the behavior of students who are not experiencing success with universal interventions;
    • completing functional behavioral assessments on targeted students;
    • completing behavior intervention plans based on functional behavioral assessments;
    • designing and implementing targeted group interventions aimed at reducing problem behavior and increasing pro-social behavior and academic achievement;
    • evaluating the targeted system using data-based decision making for improving practice.
  • Knowledge and application of intensive approaches aimed at addressing the behavior of students for whom targeted interventions are insufficient, including:
    • developing skills in collaboration and consultation with colleagues and families;
    • developing and implementing a process for addressing the behavior of students who are not experiencing success with universal and targeted interventions;
    • developing skills in wrap-around planning;
    • developing skills in interagency coordination;
    • evaluating the intensive system using data-based decision making for improving practice.