Advanced certificate program in autism spectrum disorders
HEGIS code 0808
NYS SED program code 31638

Program Heads

Office Hours
Lee, Yoon-joo Program Coordinator 718-951-5000 ext. 3879 2105 James Hall yjlee @ email for appointment
Longtin, Susan Program Coordinator 718-951-5186 4400 Boylan Hall slongtin @ email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Childhood, Bilingual And Special Education
Speech Communication Arts And Sciences
Fall Application Deadline June 23rd
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended(applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.', two letters of recommendation, a one-page statement explaining your reasons for pursuing the program and what you wish to get out of the program.
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TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61
Examinations none


Program description
Provides interdisciplinary foundational and advanced knowledge in the area of autism spectrum disorders incorporating a range of philosophical, educational, and clinical paradigms, including applied behavioral analysis, discrete trials and natural learning paradigms, and developmental social-pragmatic approaches.

Matriculation requirements
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in special education, speech-language pathology, or a related field. Applicants must present coursework in language acquisition and child development. Additional coursework may be required to meet any matriculation deficiency.

An applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the undergraduate major, and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."
Advanced certificate requirements (15 credits)
Fifteen credits of coursework completed with a grade point average of B or better are required for the advanced certificate. No more than one course with a grade below B may be offered toward the completion of the certificate requirements. Students must complete all of the following courses:
- SPEC 7317X/CBSE 7685T: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
- SPEC 7319X/CBSE 7686T: Speech, Language, and Communication in Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum
- CBSE 7666T/SPEC 7316X: Special Issues in Education: Classroom and School-wide Learning Environments
- CBSE 7691T/SPEC 7320X: Classroom Organization, Management, and Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- CBSE 7682T/SPEC 7394: Seminar in Teaching Students on Autism Spectrum Disorders