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Educating Individuals with Autism

Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Program

Dr. Pamela Wolfe
212A Cedar Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 814-863-8002
Fax: 814-865-7066

The focus of this post-baccalaureate certificate program is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based information on creating effective
educational programming for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. After completing the 12-credit program, students will be able
to assess individuals with autism spectrum disorders to effectively provide instruction; develop strategies to enhance social, behavioral,
communication, and academic gains; strengthen professional skills to work with families; and develop professional competencies to
work with other educators and personnel in related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the  Graduate School application for admission. Admission
requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the
 English proficiency requirement.

Required Courses:

  • SPLED 461 Autism: Issues and Concerns (3)
  • SPLED 462 Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
  • SPLED 463 Communication and Social Competence (3)
  • SPLED 464 Assessment and Curriculum (3)

Effective Semester: Fall Semester 2017
Expiration Semester: Summer Session 2022

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2017





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