Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

An online certificate designed for parents, educators, and other community members interested in gaining practical knowledge and interventions to support children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in pre-K through 12th grade educational settings.

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Faculty Lead
Tamara Marder, PhD, BCBA-D
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Camilla Mika Simms

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
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Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

At A Glance*

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Format

PART-TIME

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Location

ONLINE

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Credits

18

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Start Term 

FALL 

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Completion Time

1 – 3 years

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Application Deadline

ROLLING

*Information for students entering program for academic year 2020-2021

Application Requirements and Deadlines
Graduate Certificate: Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Letters of Recommendation: Two letters from individuals who can speak to your work with children with disabilities
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Interview: A select number of applicants may be invited for an interview
Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years, and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

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Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Program Description

This certificate in Autism Education is ideal for parents, certified educators, educational support personnel, and any community members interested in gaining practical knowledge for supporting children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The rigorous program addresses the wide range of competencies needed to provide educational programming for students diagnosed with autism and other pervasive disorders.

Students who complete the coursework will work in pre-K through 12th grade educational settings and learn to describe and define the developmental aspects, theoretical background, descriptive characteristics, and diagnostic characteristics of ASD. Likewise, they will be able to define, identify, and implement evidence-based practices to address the educational needs of students with ASD and learn research methods to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of behavioral interventions and instructional procedures. Finally, they will develop instructional programs based on assessment results to increase desired behaviors or skills and decrease undesired behaviors on an individual or group basis.

Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Core Faculty

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Tamara Marder

Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

PROGRAM PLAN

Program Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an average of B (3.0 on a four-point scale) or above, or hold a graduate degree from an accredited institution. Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities; an essay or personal statement; two letters of recommendation; resume or curriculum vitae; and TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable) are also required.

Coursework

The following six courses are required (for a total of 18 credits):

871.510 Legal Aspects, Service Systems, and Current Issues in Special Education

877.551 Survey of Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

877.553 Classroom Programming for Students with Autism

877.555 Teaching Communication and Social Skills

877.550 Inclusive Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorders

877.513 Education of Students with Severe Disabilities: Augmentative Communication Systems

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

WHAT TO EXPECT

Student Outcomes

Describe and define the developmental aspects, theoretical background, descriptive characteristics, and diagnostic characteristics of autism (ASD).

Define, identify, and implement evidence-based practices to address the educational needs of students with ASD within an educational setting (pre-K through 12th grade).

Utilize research methods to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of behavioral interventions and instructional procedures within an educational setting (pre-K through 12th grade).

Design, implement, and evaluate an instructional program based on assessment results to increase a desired behavior or skill and decrease undesired behaviors for individual students or a group of students in an educational setting (pre-K through 12th grade).

Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many credits/courses are included in the Graduate Certificate in Autism?

This 18-credit certificate is designed for parents, certified educators, educational support personnel, and interested members of the community to gain practical knowledge for supporting children and adults diagnosed with autism. The program addresses the wide range of competencies that are necessary for the provision of effective educational programming for students who are diagnosed with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.

What is the expected time frame for completion of Graduate Certificates?

This certificate can be completed in 1 year, across three semesters (fall, spring, summer). The School of Education allows students enrolled in its graduate certificate programs up to three years to complete all degree requirements.

How are the online courses set up?

All fully online courses utilize the Blackboard learning management system. Course content is generally set up by sessions or weeks. Each session begins on Monday and ends on a Sunday. Sessions can be one to two weeks in length. During each session, you will complete readings that may include chapters from the text or articles from professional journals. You will also view videos and watch presentations that complement the text-based materials. Readings and media may be integrated within a specific activity. You will also participate in online learning activities, which include the use of discussion forums for whole-class and team activities and other tools for collaborative assignments. You generally will also complete one or two major assessments for each course.

Are applicants eligible for special education certification?

While students who graduate from this program will earn a certificate from Johns Hopkins University, this is not the same as certification in special education. Students who are interested in certification should explore our master’s degree programs in special education.

Graduate Certificate – Education of Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the School of Education is required to disclose select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment (GE) programs. To see the most recent data available for this GE program, please view the attached disclosure.

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Program Name: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Education of Students with Autism and Other
Pervasive Developmental Disorders

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $17,250 if completed within normal time. There may be additional
costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have
changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves
with $ [XX,XXX] of debt.

Too few graduates to report median debt.

Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: Maryland

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment
earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.