Prerequisites to Apply
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least a B average (3.0 on a four-point scale) 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, a résumé or curriculum vitae, and TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable) are also required.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
|Graduate Certificate – Autism & Other Pervasive Disorders|
|Online application form|
|$80.00 application fee|
|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.
Baltimore, MD 21218
What to Expect
Upon program completion, candidates will be able to:
- Describe and define the developmental aspects, theoretical background, descriptive characteristics, and diagnostic characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (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)
This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students. International students interested in applying to a program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education must follow the same application process and submit the same general application materials as their peers, along with some additional requirements.