The sequence of courses emphasizing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Georgia State University (GSU) is contained in the Multiple and Severe Disabilities (MSD) program. Georgia does not have a separate teaching certification for autism. However, at GSU, a student can earn a teaching certificate in either "Special Education (P-12) General Curriculum" or "Special Education (P-12) Adaptive Curriculum". The certificate is determined based on the characteristics of pupils with ASD the student is, or plans on, working with and the Praxis II or GACE completed. Either certification results in the student being uniquely qualified to educate children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Students who wish only certification can apply to the non-degree program and take the courses that lead to certification, enabling them to be better prepared to educate individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
COURSE OF STUDY
The planned program form you fill out with your advisor is the official list of courses you will take in order to meet certification requirements. Following initial advisement, you will receive in the mail a copy that has your signature, your advisor's signature, and the department chairperson's signature. You will need to satisfactorily complete all required course work listed on your planned program in order to be eligible for certification. You may not independently make changes to your course of study.
Any changes to the courses indicated on the planned program form must be approved in advance by your advisor. A revised planned program form will have to be written, signed, and sent to the Office of Academic Assistance so that it is available for the final audit of your course work by that office.
Praxis I or GACE
|Passed or Credit (GRE =1030)|
|COURSE No.||COURSE NAME|
|EXC 4020*||Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities|
|EDRD 6600*||Methods of Teaching Reading|
|EXC 7926||Practicum I|
|EPY 2050||Human Growth and Development|
|EXC 7030||Applied Behavior Analysis|
|EXC 7250||Characteristics of Severe Intellectual Disability and Autism|
|EXC 7280||Methods for Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities|
|EXC 7315||Assesment and Curricular Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|EXC 7320||Methods for Teaching Low-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|EXC 7325||Methods for Teaching High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|EXC 7190||Alternative Approaches to Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities|
|EXC 7310||Strategies for Challenging Behavior|
|EXC 7936||Practicum II|
|EDRD 7650||Individual Assessment and Instruction of At-Risk Readers|
|Praxis II or GACE|
* SDU credit may substitute for university courses
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