Certificate Program and Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • General Education Teacher
  • Teacher Consultant
  • Special Education Advocate

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Steffanie N. Bowles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator Special Education
sbowles@marygrove.edu
313-927-1482

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Marygrove’s Certificate Program and Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders is designed are designed for certified teachers who wish to add the ASD endorsement. This program is available completely online. Student teaching requirements may be satisfied in on-the-job placements or during the summer semester to meet the needs of candidates who work full time during the school year.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students in the Special Education program are prepared to utilize a variety of instructional approaches as well as demonstrate what they have learned in a number of ways. By experiencing a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies firsthand, candidates are prepared to model similar techniques in their own classrooms. Special education methods courses have strong practicum components involving candidates with students in K-12 classrooms throughout their educational program. This program is 32 credit hours.
All students accepted to Special Education Certificate Programs will undergo a transcript review and development of a Plan of Work outlining required coursework. Courses may be transferred into the program with documentation of equivalency. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Michigan Teaching Certificate (Elementary or Secondary). Teachers from other states will be accepted into the program, but will need to confirm reciprocity within their state/district.
  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts of bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admission
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Create a Career Plan
  • Provide two letters of recommendation

SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES

SED 565 (3) Teaching Students With Disabilities
SED 570 (3) Students With Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
SED 573 (3) Assistive Technology in Special Education
SED 575 (3) IEP Development

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CONCENTRATION COURSES

SED 651 (3) Characteristics of Students with Autism
SED 655 (3) Pre-professional Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorder
SED 661 (3) Using Applied Behavior Analysis in the Classroom Setting
SED 664 (3) Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder
SED 601, 602, 603 (1 credit each) Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorder

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

SED 699 (5) Student Teaching in Autism Spectrum Disorders



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