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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
email: psw7@psu.edu

The focus of this postbaccalaureate 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.

For admission into this program, applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.

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 2012
Expiration Semester: Summer Session 2017

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-01-081

Review Date: 08/14/2012

 

 

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