Pennsylvania State University

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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educating Individuals with Autism



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educating Individuals with Autism

Format: Online

Program Description:

Penn State's 12-credit professional development certificate program in autism will provide you with advanced training in the area of autism spectrum disorders and will help you earn continuing education credit in your profession, such as Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.
Course topics include:

-character and learning traits, classification systems, and special emphasis on selecting evidence-based interventions
-applied behavioral analysis, stimulus control, punishment, prompting, fading, generalization, and maintenance as well as other issues affecting persons with autism, and their families
-language development and communication strategies, pragmatics, communication systems, augmentative and alternative communication systems, social deficits in autism, and approaches for teaching skills
-screening, diagnosis, identifying skills in developmental domains, such as sensory, oral motor, and communication
characteristics, assessment, intervention, and curricula designed for persons with Asperger's syndrome.


Accredited by: Middle States Assoc. of Colleges & Schools, NCATE - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Also the Pennsylvania State Education Association's Seal of Recognition.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 12

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $821 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+