Dec 19, 2018  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement

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 (Effective January 1st, 2013)


The program provides an opportunity for individuals holding a valid teaching license to take course work necessary to obtain the autism endorsement.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides the following definition for an endorsement:   “baccalaureate or graduate degree granting institutions, alone or in cooperation with other institutions, community colleges or school entities, may offer short programs (12 credits maximum) that lead to the Program Endorsement. The Program Endorsement documents knowledge in new and emerging areas where formal certification does not exist. The Program Endorsement is intended to improve a teacher’s skills in dealing with complex classroom settings. These endorsements are added to existing Level I or Level II Certificates but are not required to perform service in these areas.”   

Program Curriculum: 12 Credits

This endorsement may be incorporated into the Master of Science in Education

Each Course has a required 20 hours of field experience in classrooms with students diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. 

Admission Requirements

  • Entry into this program may be done on a matriculated or non-matriculated basis.
  • The candidate must possess a valid Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate.


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