Autism Endorsement

Blended or Online 12 major credits * Less than 1 year
8 week courses • Blended Format or Online
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Blended format or 100% online

1 year completion time, including holiday breaks

Finish one course every eight weeks

No weekend classes

For

This program is designed for students who wish to earn an Autism Endorsement in the state of Pennsylvania.

What You Learn

The hallmark of students who complete a program of studies in the School of Education at Holy Family University is a love of learning, a passion that manifests itself in two ways. The first is a drive for both personal and professional growth, resulting in the mastery of content to be taught and the pedagogical skills needed to create effective classrooms. The second is an affirmation of the dignity of each human person. Students take the initiative to learn about others and the diverse viewpoints they contribute to society. Their passion for learning is rooted in their deep respect for students, parents, and colleagues; a respect that prompts them to provide the kind of instruction that will maximize student achievement and challenge themselves and others to think deeply about their experiences and their learning. As a consequence, our graduates lead by example and model for their students and colleagues the intellectual and moral rigor that characterizes the very best of educators.

How You Learn

This program is offered in two different formats. There is a blended option or an online option. You will select the option that you prefer.

Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. For certification, students need to complete 80 hours of ASD observations. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 1 year.

Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically. For certification, students need to complete 80 hours of ASD observations. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 1 year.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will be eligible for a PA Autism Endorsement. The autism endorsement is a 12 credit add-on endorsement to any current instructional I or II certification.

Degree Requirements

Autism Endorsement

CourseTitleHours
EDSP 610Instructional Management ASD Learner3
EDSP 612Evidenced Based Practice3
EDSP 614Communication Interventions3
EDSP 616Special Topics ASD3
 Total Credit Hours:12
Please Note:

This is only an introduction to the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.