This program provides educators in regular and special education settings with the background and fieldwork needed to effectively assist children identified with Autism spectrum disorders. Families and other professionals, such as school administrators, guidance and adjustment counselors, social workers, nurses, and occupational and physical therapists, working with children on the Autism spectrum may also benefit from this program.
Applicants to this program must have:
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education or a related field
An initial educator license or a minimum of three years of experience working directly with children on the Autism spectrum or in a related field (social work, nursing), and/or
Permission of the program coordinator
All candidates must complete all four courses at Salem State University with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 to receive the graduate certificate.