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Graduate Certificate in Positive Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior University of Maine



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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 purpose of this certificate is to provide a sequence of courses that prepares school personnel to lead the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of a three-tiered continuum of behavioral support and intervention in school settings.

This certificate program will provide a sequence of coursework based on a three-tier service delivery model consistent with requirements of federal and state law. Students will have the knowledge and skills to provide support to students with intensive behavioral needs, provide leadership to their schools, and serve as “coaches” in supporting school implementation in their schools.

Graduates of this 9-credit certificate program will be able to:

Describe the theoretical foundations of Response to Intervention for Behavior and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support, with an emphasis on the prevention and positive practices

Apply the principals of implementation science to the development of multi-tiered service delivery

Understand, from a longitudinal perspective, the key developmental and environmental factors that contribute to the development of prosaically and antisocial behavior

Organize a continuum of research-based practices within a school wide system that address students’ social/behavioral needs across three tiers of intervention

Use scientifically validated PBIS protocols and procedures to conduct program evaluation and data-based decision making

Provide leadership to schools seeking to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain RTI-B.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Positive Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior.

Online/Distance (9 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $563 per credit hour


03 Sep


University of Maine



04469, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree.

Official English proficiency examination scores are required from international applicants, unless the applicant has received a degree from an English-speaking institution. The University of Maine Graduate School accepts the following score reports sent directly from the testing agency.

IELTS - Minimum Score: 6.5

TOEFL - Minimum Score: 80

PTE - Minimum Score: 60

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