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Coursework can be completed separately from, or integrated into, the ODU Master's Degree in Education with a Major in Special Education.
Certificate consists of four graduate level courses (12 credit hours).
Courses are offered in on campus, online (asynchronous), and web conferencing (synchronous) modalities.
Several courses include field-based learning opportunities.
Students with challenging behavior pose a tremendous challenge to school personnel. Along with the growing incidence of behavior problems, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of research-supported interventions. Emphasis is on assessment of the structural and functional properties of problem behavior to facilitate development of interventions that match the nature and severity of the problem behavior. The course focuses on gaining knowledge of the likely source|s) of challenging behavior, including various strategies to document the environmental determinants of the behavior, establishment of school-wide, classroom-level, and student-specific intervention programs and ways to document the outcome of those interventions. Attention is given to adult- as well as peer-mediated intervention options for problem behavior reduction/replacement among children and youth from diverse backgrounds and across categories of exceptionality. Practicum of 45 hours required. Prerequisites: SPED 400/SPED 500, SPED 411/SPED 511, and passing scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests or equivalent as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education.
This course includes a review of intervention strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders. Practicum of 45 hours required. Prerequisites: SPED 400/SPED 500, SPED 415/SPED 515, and passing scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests or equivalent as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education.
This course includes a review of characteristics, etiology, prevalence, and perspectives of students with autism spectrum disorders. Prerequisites: SPED 400/SPED 500.
Students entering the Certificate program in Autism should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
Admission to Old Dominion University as a non-degree seeking graduate student
Cumulative GPA of 2.80 for all college credit courses taken in the baccalaureate degree program
Passing Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests or equivalent assessments scores
Submission of an application to the ODU Autism Certificate program
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Jonna Bobzien PhD
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