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    Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Autism Spectrum Disorder Graduate Certificate


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This program is offered fully online.
 
Certificate Code:  XAU
Approved 200901

 

Description


This 12-hour program of study provides teachers with additional expertise in the field of educating students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is anticipated that these courses will meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Education’s Endorsement in the field of autism. Emphasis is placed on assessment and diagnosis of ASD, understanding the nature of autism, the use of assistive and instructional technology and positive behavior support. Meaningful application of knowledge and skills is required through the extensive field-based experiences.

Course Location/Delivery


The Certificate is offered fully online. Students will need a headset with a microphone for real-time meetings, access to high-speed internet, email, Word, PowerPoint, PDF files and a media video player.

Admission Requirements


Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

In addition applicants should have approximately 30 credit hours of coursework in education or a related field (speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy that deals with students with severe/profound disabilities).

Preference will be given to professional practitioners who have minimum one-year experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Application Process


To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Pre-Requisites


None are required.

Time Limit / Average Time to Completion


The approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree


Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Contacts


Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert

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