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    Online and Campus Start Date
    Jan 04, 2017

    Feb 01

    Online Start Date
    Feb 01, 2017

    Mar 01

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Mar 01, 2017

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    Certificate Requirements

    CE 340: INTRODUCTION TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS IN YOUNG CHILDREN (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to autism spectrum disorders in young children. Topics include the historical and theoretical foundations of autism and current diagnostic criteria. Students will differentiate the characteristics of autism including comparing differences in brain structure as well as social, emotional, communication, behavioral, sensory-motor, and cognitive characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorders.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 24

    CE 350: LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM (6 Credits)

    This course addresses the study of language and communication issues and disorders in young children with autism. Students will discuss language assessment and intervention models and programs for children with autism.

    Prerequisites Required: CE 340

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 24

    CE 440: TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM (6 Credits)

    This course presents an overview of interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorders and the strategies needed for teaching. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based interventions, with a review of nonresearch-based interventions, in order for students to become critical consumers of the literature related to autism intervention. Students will learn pedagogical foundations for best practice in instructional programming and curriculum development for young children with autism spectrum disorders. 

    Prerequisites Required: CE 340 and CE 350

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 24

    CE 450: BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION AND STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM (6 Credits)

    This course builds on prior knowledge as students examine classroom management and applied behavior analysis strategies. Students will focus on implementation and evaluation of individual and group management programs for young children with autism spectrum disorders.

    Prerequisites Required: CE 350 and CE 440

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 24

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    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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  • Note: Program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

  • * Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data & Statistics, on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

    IDEA Regulations: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team Meetings and Changes to the IEP, on the Internet at http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cdynamic%2CTopicalBrief%2C9%2C 

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