Autism Endorsement (Online)

Program Requirements: 9 Credit Hours

Program Purpose

The Autism Endorsement program develops highly skilled special education autism certified teachers who can demonstrate and explicitly explain:

  • how to plan systematic instruction based on learner characteristics, interests, and ongoing assessment;
  • specialized instruction to enhance social participation across environments to include formal and informal social interactions;
  • how to plan instruction for independent functional life skills and adaptive behavior;
  • how to plan and implement instruction and related services – with enhanced knowledge of assistive technology - for individuals with autism spectrum disorders that is both age-appropriate and ability-appropriate;
  • specialized curriculum designed to meet the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders;
  • how to involve individuals with autism spectrum disorders in the transition planning process; and
  • how to plan instruction for independent functional life skills and adaptive behavior.

Admission Requirements

  1. An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50.
  3. Hold a Level 4 or higher, renewable professional certificate in any teaching or service field. 
  4. A current clear criminal background check conducted as directed by the College of Education. 
Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 9
Nature and Needs of Students with Autism
Implementing Evidence Based Practices in Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Assessment and Procedures for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Total Credit Hours9

Advisement

Department of Elementary and Special Education
Dr. Robert Loyd
University Hall 212
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 344-2095
Fax: (912) 344-3443
rloyd@georgiasouthern.edu