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The CSUSM's ASD AA program is comprised of two, 3-unit courses. The courses can be taken in the same or in different semesters.
Together these courses examine characteristics, assessments, instruction, and diverse supports (inclusive of AAC and other technological supports) for students with ASD and directly meet the new ASD AA standards. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn from one another their successes in supporting students on the autism spectrum.
See HOW TO REGISTER to enroll in these courses.
EDEX 636- Contemporary Professional Issues: Research and Best Practice Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 semester units)
Examines current issues, concepts, and emerging best practices and research findings related to the education of learners with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities and other dimensions of language and learning differences and, in particular, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
EDEX 637- Technology and Communication for Special Populations: Autism Spectrum Disorder Emphasis (3 semester units)
Contemporary information and issues for education and agency personnel regarding the use of technologies inclusive of augmentative and alternative communication methods for students with disabilities and other communication challenges. Emphasis is on supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Requires laboratory work.
Procedure for Granting of the ASD AA
Participants who successfully complete the ASD Added Authorization coursework may be recommended by the School of Education's Student Services Center for the Added Authorization. Visit the School of Education's web site at http://www.csusm.edu/education/ for applications, instructions and the Evaluation Fee Payment form. Once candidates apply for the Added Authorization, the Student Services Center will evaluate and recommend the candidate to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Added Authorization. The recommendation will be submitted by the Student Services Center using the CTC's online recommendation system.
Recent and current graduates of the CSUSM Level I Mild/Moderate Education Specialist or Master of Arts in Education programs may be eligible for the ASD Added Authorization. Contact the School of Education's Student Services Center at 760-750-4277 to arrange for a review of your past coursework to determine if you are eligible.