Expanding Your Skills in Autism Education

Regis University’s Autism Graduate Certificate is designed specifically for licensed Special Education teachers in response to the critical need for specialists in Autism.
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Autism Graduate Certificate

Certificate Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the Autism Graduate Certificate is developed for current, licensed professionals in education seeking to complement their existing license, upgrade their skills and credentials or transition into one of our Master of Education programs. The courses from our Autism Graduate Certificate program fulfill continuing education credits required for recertification of special education teachers.

Total Autism Graduate Certificate Credit Requirements: 12 credit hours

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations and loan information.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this certificate at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Autism Education

EDSP 665 - Consultation & Collabortation Skills

Emphasizes development of competencies in consultation and collaboration. Encourages the development of understanding and skills that enhance the teacher?s ability to work with and communicate effectively with school personal, paraprofessionals, and parents.

EDSP 671 - Characteristics/Pupils Who Have Autism

Focuses on symptoms of autism in children, the tools used to diagnose autism, and strategies for supporting those around autistic children. In-depth extensions to previous learning are accomplished in this course.

EDSP 675 - Speech and Language Development

Examines the process of language acquisition as well as addressing specific information about certain language disabilities. Research-based strategies will be identified for working with K-12 students.

EDSP 678 - Methods/Strategies Tchng Pupils/Autism

Centers on diagnostic techniques, which provide the basis for instruction. Provides a variety of instructional techniques, information, and ideas for teaching K-12 autistic children. Research-based strategies build on previous knowledge of special education techniques.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

EDSP 665 Consultation & Collabortation Skills (3.00)

Emphasizes development of competencies in consultation and collaboration. Encourages the development of understanding and skills that enhance the teacher?s ability to work with and communicate effectively with school personal, paraprofessionals, and parents.

EDSP 671 Characteristics/Pupils Who Have Autism (3.00)

Focuses on symptoms of autism in children, the tools used to diagnose autism, and strategies for supporting those around autistic children. In-depth extensions to previous learning are accomplished in this course.

EDSP 675 Speech and Language Development (3.00)

Examines the process of language acquisition as well as addressing specific information about certain language disabilities. Research-based strategies will be identified for working with K-12 students.

EDSP 678 Methods/Strategies Tchng Pupils/Autism (3.00)

Centers on diagnostic techniques, which provide the basis for instruction. Provides a variety of instructional techniques, information, and ideas for teaching K-12 autistic children. Research-based strategies build on previous knowledge of special education techniques.

How to Apply

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official transcripts from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university.Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from previously attended colleges and universities
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Current resume
  • One recommendation form from a principal, colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting (observation form not needed)
  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
  • Once registered in your first course, a $90 Task Stream fee will be applied toward your tuition. This fee is eligible for financial aid. Task Stream creates a webfolio where all evaluations, projects, papers and field hours are tracked in once place, which can be provided as a link to principals when you apply for teaching positions.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 2014 May 5, 2014 April 7, 2014
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: Autism Education Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $5,775 12 $475 $75
Online $5,775 12 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.