2019-20 University Bulletin 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2019-20 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Certificate in Autism and Severe or Multiple Disabilities

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NY State Program Code: 36046
HEGIS Code: 0808.00
CIP Code: 13.1007

New: This program may now be taken in a fully online format. At this time we are not able to offer students in Arkansas and North Carolina the opportunity to participate in any of our fully online programs. 

(12 credits)
Estimated time of completion: 1 year

The purpose of this program is to prepare future professionals, such as special educators, general educators, related service providers, and school psychologists to work with students with autism spectrum disorders and severe or multiple disabilities in inclusive and specialized settings for childhood, middle childhood, or adolescence. Candidates will develop competency in all the program-specific professional standards set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) .

The program is intended for New York State certified teachers seeking an approved Annotation for Severe or Multiple Disabilities and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Adelphi University. The program is geared for those with a master’s degree and hold a valid provisional or permanent certificate for teaching special education, the deaf and hearing-impaired, the blind and partially sighted, the speech- and hearing-handicapped; or a valid initial or professional certificate in early childhood special education (birth-grade 2), childhood special education (grades 1-6), middle childhood special education (grades 5-9), adolescence special education (grades 7-12), deaf and hard of hearing (all grades), blind and visually impaired (all grades), speech and language disabilities (all grades). Program completers will obtain a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) and NYS Teaching Certificate Extension in Severe and Multiple Disabilities. The 12-credit program offers two specializations or tracks: autism spectrum disorders or severe and multiple disabilities.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this program is to provide knowledge about autism spectrum disorders.  In no way does completion of the courses provide authority to operate as a licensed professional unless doing so within the scope of a professionally licensed practice.

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For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at adelphi.edu/ge.

Plan of Study

All courses are three credits unless noted otherwise. The number of required field work hours for each course is indicated after the course title in parentheses.

Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Specialization in Severe or Multiple Disabilities

Additional Graduation Requirements - D A S A Training

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