The curriculum for the Autism Spectrum Disorders License is 53 credits. Courses for the full license are designated as Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) courses, Special Education License Core (SPED) courses, and ASD License (ASD) courses. Students who already hold a full professional teaching license take only the SPED Core courses and ASD courses. Students with a qualifying special education license take only the ASD courses. All other students take SEP, the SPED Core courses, and the ASD courses.

Standards of Effective Practice courses: 16 credits
EDUC 594General Methods of Effective Instruction3
EDUC 595School-wide Systems Field Experience1
EDUC 621Foundations in Education3
EDUC 624Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 663Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2
EDUC 668Classroom Technology1
EDUC 751Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
Special Education License Core Courses: 17 credits
SPED 605Introduction to Special Education1
SPED 608Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner3
SPED 610Norm-Referenced Assessment3
SPED 620Reading Foundations3
SPED 621Reading Field Experience1
SPED 625Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED 670Special Education Assessment Field Experience1
SPED 675Consultation, Collaboration & Resources2
ASD License courses: 20 credits
SPED 601Characteristics of ASD3
SPED 611Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment, Communication and Instructional Strategies3
SPED 612Planning, Instruction & Consultation for ASD3
SPED 618Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 655Classroom-Based Assessment3
SPED 671ASD Field Experience1
SPED 781ASD: Student Teaching4
Total Credits53

Autism Spectrum Disorders B–21 (ASD) License add-on to ABS License

The required curriculum for the Autism Spectrum Disorders B–21 License as an addition to an ABS license comprises a 12 semester credit sequence of courses.

SPED 601Characteristics of ASD3
SPED 611Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment, Communication and Instructional Strategies3
SPED 612Planning, Instruction & Consultation for ASD3
SPED 787ASD: Practicum3
Total Credits12