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Initial and Additional Licensure/MA in Teaching Special Education

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Educators specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn to meet the needs of learners with autism from birth to age 21 (B-21) in areas such as academic achievement, socialization, communication, and behaviors.

Where you'll learn:

Courses offered on campus, metro locations, and online. We offer face-to-face, hybrid, and hyflex (face-to-face, online synchronous or asynchronous) course formats.

When to start:

Year round

Curriculum Requirements: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Credits

Initial License/MA in Teaching: 49

Additional License: 9 minimum depending on previous coursework up to 33

MA with Additional License: 30 minimum



SEP Requirements for First Time MN Licensure:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society and TEGR 511 Field Experience I
TEGR 512 Diverse Learners and Families
TEGR 530 Psychology for Teaching & Learning and TEGR 532 Field Experience II

Reading Courses:
TEGR 550 Language Development, Literacy, & Lit I
TEGR 570 Language Development, Literacy, & Lit II

Core Courses:
SPED 750 Fundamentals of SPED: Exceptionality, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SPED 785 Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Interventions and Learning Environ.
SPED 714 Professional Practice: Collaboration, Co-teaching & Educational Technology

Licensure Courses:
SPED 716 Fundamentals for Students with Mild/Moderate Needs
SPED 645 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Individual Planning for Diverse Learner
SPED 717 Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy
SPED 718 Secondary Academic Interventions and Transitions

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 702 Social and Communication Interventions
SPED 703 Methods: Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPED 704 Student Teaching and Seminar: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research

TEGR 550 Language Development, Lit & Literacy I (if needed)
TEGR 570 Language Development, Lit & Literacy II (if needed)
SPED 702 Social and Communication Interventions
SPED 703 Methods: Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPED 704 Student Teaching and Seminar: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Core Courses:
SPED 719 Methods: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Interventions
SPED 754 Methods: Significant Developmental Disabilities
SPED 755 Positive Behavior Supports for Diverse Learners
SPED 778 Fundamentals: Preschoolers

Courses Needed for Additional Licensure:
SPED 702 Communication and Social Interventions
SPED 703 Methods: Autism Spectrum Disorders
XXX Elective
XXX Elective
SPED 704 Student Teaching & Seminar: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research

Core Courses:
SPED 750 Fundamentals of SPED: Exceptionality, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SPED 785 Applied Behavior Interventions and Learning Environ.
SPED 714 Professional Practice: Collaboration, Co-teaching & Educational Technology

Licensure Courses:
SPED 716 Fundamentals for Students with Mild/Moderate Needs
SPED 645 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Individual Planning for Diverse Learners
SPED 717 Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy
SPED 718 Secondary Academic Interventions and Transitions

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 702 Social and Communication Interventions
SPED 703 Methods: Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPED 704 Student Teaching and Seminar: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research


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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Summer Institute

The ASD Summer Institute provides an opportunity to learn how to meet the needs of learners with ASD conveniently scheduled over the summer or online to meet the needs of working educators. Take courses toward an ASD Special Education License or ASD Certificate.