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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Specialization
Preparing special education teachers to be autism specialists
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Mission
Students who complete this graduate program will join a pool of ASD Licensed Specialists who are highly trained in nationally recognized evidence-based interventions to train and coach local district personnel and work to assure fidelity of implementation of comprehensive educational services.

Credit Requirements
The specialization requires 20 credits to be completed.

Program Format
The ASD Specialist program is designed to provide advanced training in ASD for licensed special education teachers. Through this program, ASD Specialists will demonstrate knowledge and skills in evidence-based methods to teach students with ASD and further demonstrate knowledge and skills to train, coach, and lead other school personnel in meeting the unique needs of students with ASD. Primary demonstration of leadership skills will be assessed in four supervised field experiences. Candidates will complete a professional portfolio to exhibit their professional skills and develop a plan for ongoing professional development.

  • All courses are designed to meet a cross section of TSPC ASD Specialist standards and competencies and TSPC InTASC standards. 

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