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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 abilityappropriate;
  • 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. Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Present a 2.5 or higher GPA on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  3. Possess a renewable Georgia level four induction certificate or higher in any teaching field.
  4. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Program of Study

Total Credit Hours: 9


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit Graduate Academic Advisement .

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu