Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization

This state-approved certificate is a 4-course, 12-unit program providing either a CTC-designated authorization to serve learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders or a Certificate of Completion.

Program Overview

The Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization (ASDA) authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of autism. It may be taken as a Certificate of Completion by teachers who wish to better understand students with autism and learn effective teaching strategies. Students seeking the ASDA must possess one of the designated eligible credentials prior to admission. Admission is not required for those completing the certificate.

As a student, you will:

  • Learn evidence-based instructional and behavioral strategies to meet the varied needs of students across the autism spectrum.
  • Understand assessments and how to provide special education to individuals with autism.
  • Develop ways to examine the behavioral, developmental, and blended approaches in understanding and modifying the behaviors of autistic students.
  • Evaluate the learning needs of students with autism spectrum disorder, with an emphasis on resources and best practices for addressing academic issues at all functional levels.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Special Education Elementary Teachers 
  • Special Education High School Teachers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists 

Other Fees:

  • LiveText - $120 (nonrefundable)

 

Duration

8-week course

4 courses total

Estimated Cost

$525 per course

$2,100 full program (other fees may apply)

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

3 credits per course

12 academic credits total

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents:

  • Completed application
Standalone Certificate

Admission is not required for those completing the certificate

Program Curriculum

  • EDUU 575  Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Etiologies and Characteristics*

    3

    EDUU 675  Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    3

    EDUU 676  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Programming and Strategies, I

    3

    EDUU 677  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Programming and Strategies, II

    3

     Total   12

     
    *EDUU 575 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Etiologies and Characteristics must be taken first. Courses must be taken sequentially.

    Please note that admissions requirements for the Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization are different than those for other credentials and certificates.

    Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to Brandman's School of Extended Education at 800-632-0094.

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