Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate
This certificate will be changing significantly to focus on birth to age 3 starting in fall 2013 as part of a new fully online certificate. Students interested in obtaining the current Autism certificate will need to complete the three courses listed below by the end of the summer 2013 term. We will be unable to mix courses from the current and the new certificate.
The Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate is specifically designed to help licensed teachers develop the skills necessary to work effectively with students on the autism spectrum. General and special education teachers will utilize their certificate to become more effective Pre K-12 instructors in inclusive and self-contained classrooms.
The courses in this certificate program will help you build a specific set of evidence-based practices, methodologies, and interventions for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders in preschool, elementary, and secondary schools. You’ll learn how to develop and implement meaningful IEPs, carry out functional behavioral assessments, sustain positive behavior supports, collaborate with parents and professionals, and much more. There are online, practicum and face-to-face components throughout the certificate. Courses may be taken in any order.
Each course stands alone; you may want to take one class or all three. The certificate consists of three courses, totaling nine credit hours, and may be earned in one year. All credits may be applied toward a UC Denver master’s degree in Special Education if done alone (without the endorsement). If you plan to do the master’s degree and the Special Education Generalist Endorsement together, then only one of the Autism courses may substitute.
All courses are three graduate credit hours. Tuition for each course is significantly reduced to only $250/credit ($750/course) + course fees ($50 hybrid fee for SPED 5270 and $100 online fee for SPED 5250).
All participants need to complete the free online Autism 101 tutorial before their first course.
|SPED 5250: Effective Practices for Young Children with ASD
This course provides the learner with an understanding of ASD and how it relates to yound children, by providing information about evidenced based practices and practical teaching strategies. There is a shared emphasis on practical home, school and community implementation.
|Summer (6.10- 8.3.13)
|SPED 5260: Effective Practices for Elementary Children with ASD The purpose of this course is to emphasize evidence-based practices and practical teaching strategies for the elementary education student with ASD. Developmentally appropriate practices with an emphasis on educational strategies, inclusion and working collaboratively with other professionals and families will be embedded in this course.
|SPED 5270: Effective Practices for Adolescents/Young Adults with ASD The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of ASD and effective strategies/evidence-based practices for students, ages 13-21. Developmentally appropriate practices with an emphasis on educational strategies, inclusion, transition and working collaboratively with other professionals and families will be embedded in this course.