Graduate School of Education

Added Authorization in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Program Overview

An authorization in Autism Spectrum Disorders is added to Level I and Level II Education Specialist credential-holders with Mild/Moderate or Deaf and Hard of Hearing specialties to be authorized to teach students diagnosed with autism. The Moderate to Severe specialty already includes this authorization.

Program Highlights

CLU offers a course which provides eligibility for the added authorization in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Candidates currently enrolled in the Mild/Moderate or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Level I or Level II program may complete the course and be recommended for the authorization in conjunction with an internship or Level I credential recommendation. Teachers who currently hold a Mild/Moderate Level I or Level II credential may apply to CLU, complete the course and be recommended by the university for the added authorization.

NOTE: Moderate/Severe Level I and Level II Education Specialist Credential candidates/credential-holders, and Preliminary Education Specialist candidates do not need this additional credential authorization.

Requirements

  • EDSP 515 Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theoretical Foundations, Interventions and Supports (3)
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Course

EDSP 515 Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theoretical Foundations, Interventions and Supports (3 units)

This course examines: contemporary assessment strategies and tools; service delivery models and programs; best educational practices in teaching strategies and interventions; social/communicative development; accommodations and modifications to support students in least restrictive environments and to access core curriculum; and communication models and strategies for effective partnerships with families, related service professionals, public  and non-public agencies and other service providers. Fieldwork is required.  Completion of this course provides eligibility for added (credential) authorization in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

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Admission Requirements

NOTE: The following requirements are for application as a Special Status Student (taking 12 units or less) only.

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. $50.00 Application Fee (please make checks payable to CLU)
  3. Official bachelor's degree and credential program transcripts
  4. Brief explanation of reason for taking the course

Application Process

Apply Online

Interested individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a graduate admission counselor to review specific program information, admission requirements, start terms, deadline dates, and review financial aid options.

Please call (805) 493–3325 to schedule an appointment to meet with a graduate admission counselor or to request information.

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