Department of Exceptional Student Education

Autism Teacher Certification Endorsement

Admissions Requirements for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Concentration:

The courses in this Concentration Area may be used to earn the Florida Department of Education’s teaching endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders. These courses may be taken as a non-degree seeking student or they may be integrated into a Master’s Degree program for a degree seeking student in the Department of Exceptional Student Education. These courses might also apply toward a Master’s degree in another major in the College of Education (e.g., Curriculum & Instruction, or a major in the Teaching and Learning Department), but that requires coordination and planning with the student’s academic advisor in those programs. To obtain the Autism Spectrum Disorders teaching endorsement by completing this Concentration Area, graduates must already have a Bachelor’s degree and initial State of Florida Teacher Certification. (Students who wish to gain the teaching endorsement should seek the most current information from the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Teacher Certification at 1(800) 445-6739 or visit www.fldoe.org).

Course Requirements for ASD Endorsement:

  • EEX 6095:
    Nature and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EEX 6602:
    Behavior Change and Management Strategies
  • EEX 6210:
    Diagnosis, Assessment, and Instructional Decision Making for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EEX 6298:
    Intervention for Social, Communication, Academic and Functional Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Accreditation Standards for ASD Endorsement:

  • CEC- Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD)
  • Florida Department of Education Autism Spectrum Disorders Specialization Competencies
  • Educator Accomplished Practices: Florida Education Standards Commission (EAP)
  • Subject Matter Content Standards for ’s Teachers: ESOL = (ESOL)

Furthering your Education:

  • Students completing courses in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration sometimes pursue additional coursework to prepare for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® exam. Students who are interested in this option should see the FAU program in Applied Behavior Analysis at http://coe.fau.edu/academicdepartments/ese/aba.php .
  • Students completing this ASD teaching endorsement courses and who wish to further their education could integrate these courses into a Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Exceptional Student Education. These courses could count toward the ESE Master’s Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Department of ESE Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Contact Person:

Dr. Michael Brady
mbrady@fau.edu
561-297-3280

Forms and links Autism Spectrum Disorders