Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR)

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Courses

 

Student with teacher

This one-year online program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is designed to prepare personnel in evidence-based practices to work with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in various capacities.  Personnel may resume roles as classroom teachers*, autism specialists in public school settings or other related professions (e.g., social work, healthcare, mental health and rehabilitation), coordinator/case managers of home-based family services, life skills coach or professional advocate

 

NOTE: Background courses may be required if your undergraduate degree did not prepare you for current master level courses. Background courses are assessed on an as-needed basis after evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.

Courses Included (33 hours)

EPSY 5000 (3 hours) Introduction to Educational Psychology
EPSY 5050 (3 hours) Educational Research and Evaluation
EDSP 5200 (3 hours) Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities 
(IMPACT: Instructional Model to Prepare Adept Certified Teachers in Special Education)
EDSP 5240 (3 hours) Collab. w/ Parents, Para-educators, Professionals
EDSP 5710 (3 hours) Special Education Programs and Practices
EDSP 5330 (3 hours) Classroom/Behavioral Management Strategies
EDSP 5310 (3 hours) Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
EDSP 5340 (3 hours) Teaching Students with High Functioning Autism
EDSP 5350 (3 hours) Educational Programming for Students with ASD
EDSP 5360 (3 hours) Autism Assessment
EDSP 5370 (3 hours) Autism Across the Life Span
EDSP 5670 (3 hours) Teaching Social Skills to Children/Youth with Disabilities

SCHEDULE

1st Summer (3 sessions)
9 total hours

EPSY 5000 (3 hours) Introduction to Educational Psychology
EPSY 5050 (3 hours) Educational Research and Evaluation
EDSP 5710 (3 hours) Special Education Programs and Practices

Fall
9 total hours

EDSP 5200 (3 hours) Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities
EDSP 5310 (3 hours) Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
EDSP 5340 (3 hours) Teaching Students with High Functioning Autism

Spring
9 total hours

EDSP 5330 (3 hours) Classroom/Behavioral Management Strategies
EDSP 5350 (3 hours) Educational Programming for Students with ASD
EDSP 5670 (3 hours) Teaching Social Skills to Children/Youth with Disabilities

2nd Summer
9 total hours

EDSP 5240 (3 hours) Collab. w/ Parents, Para-educators, Professionals
EDSP 5360 (3 hours) Autism Assessment

*A teacher certification may be earned through UNT's IMPACT Program.