Autism Spectrum Disorder Emphasis

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Option

The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) option is designed for individuals who have teacher certification in an area of Mild/Moderate Disabilities who wish to enhance their skills through related and advanced course work in ASD. In-depth analysis of research-based practices specific to assessment, identification, and programming for students with ASD are stressed. Course work in addition to the core follows.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SPE 783 Advanced Assessment to Support Individuals with Developmental & Sensory Disabilities 3 hrs
SPE 625 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 hrs
SPE 791 Clinical Practicum for Individuals with Autism and Challenging Behavior 4 hrs
SPE 627 Research-Based Strategies for Individuals with ASD 3 hrs
SPE 618 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis & Interventions in Applied Settings 3 hrs
SPE 626 Applied Behavioral Analysis for Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 hrs
SPE 740 Verbal Behavior 3 hrs
  Electives 6 hrs
  Total 37 hours

* Offered via internet or alternative delivery system based on availability.

A head start on your future

Special education undergraduate students may wish to consider the accelerated master's option, which allows qualifying students to begin earning graduate credit as they complete their undergraduate curriculum.