AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM
The Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement Program consists of four courses grounded in the cognitive, emotional and social development. This program provides teachers with the knowledge and skills in working with autistic students.
In order to be admitted the student must have met the following criteria:
- B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Pennsylvania Teaching certificate
- 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
- Formal application with essay
- Official college transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Current resume
SPE 515 — Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
SPE 525 — Autism Etiology and Characteristics
SPE 526 — Behavioral Analysis and Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPE 527 — Communication and Social Competence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
For the 30 credit M.Ed. Program add six more classes
EDU 508 — Contemporary Issues in Educational Technology
EDU 518 — Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Online
EDU 536 — Educational Psychology: Developing Learners
EDU 538 — Instructional Design and Curriculum Development
EDU 599 — Educational Research
SPE 547 — Teaching in the Inclusive Setting
Waynesburg University admits students without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry or ethnicity. It is the policy of Waynesburg University not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions policies, activities or employment.
Students seeking admission into a graduate education program may be admitted on a regular or a conditional basis. Regularly admitted students are students who the admissions committee determines have the preparation to successfully complete the program. Students who do not meet the above admission criteria may be considered for conditional admission after a personal interview with the program director.
Conditionally admitted students may enroll in a maximum of four courses (12 credits). Upon completion of the four courses and fulfillment of any specified conditions, the student’s record and admissions criteria will be reviewed to determine the student’s potential for successfully completing the program. If the evaluation of all relevant admission criteria is positive, the student’s admission status will be changed to reflect a regular admission.
GRADUATE NON-DEGREE STUDENTS
Individuals with a Pennsylvania Level I Instructional Certificate may take up to 24 credits without enrolling in a degree program. These credits will apply toward a Level II Instructional Certificate and will be eligible for Act 48 credit. Individuals who already have their Level II Instructional Certificate may enroll in courses, up to 24 credits, without enrolling in a degree program to fulfill Act 48 requirements for continued certification.
Financial aid information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. Student loans are available to students enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours. For the purposes of graduate education programs, a full-time student is considered to be anyone enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours.
For all graduate education programs a student will need to have access to an Internet connection: high speed access is preferred. Students need basic computer skills including e-mail, word processing, and Internet usage to succeed in these programs.
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