It is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with Autism, with an estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide affected. The need for professionals trained in this specialized area has significantly increased.
The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, a Drexel University credential, is designed for those who seek expertise in this critical-need area. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders are equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, teaching methods, interventions, and supports needed to work with students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
This program is also offered as a concentration within the M.S. in Special Education or as a stand alone program. Teacher certification is not a requirement for admission to the certificate or master’s degree program.
Teacher certification is not a requirement for admission to the certificate program.
The following five graduate level courses resulting in 16.5 credits are required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Course descriptions may be found in the Drexel Online Course Catalog.
|EDUC 551||Pervasive Developmental Disorders||4.5|
|EDEX 556||Characteristics & Methods: Autism||3.0|
|EDEX 558||Char & Meth: High Functioning Autism||3.0|
|EDEX 560||Comm & Language Interventions: ASD||3.0|
|EDEX 562||Behavior and Sensory Support: ASD||3.0|