Autism Certificate

The Certificate in Theory, Knowledge and Practice about Autism Spectrum Disorders

Provides proof of advanced, specialized training based on best practices for individuals who work with children with autism spectrum disorders in early childhood through high school.
Individuals not authorized by CCTC to earn the Added Authorization are welcome to take any or all courses, and may earn this certificate (issued by San Jose State University) upon satisfactory completion of all three courses.

Click here for an application: Certificate Application for Theory, Knowledge and Practice about Austism Spectrum Disorders


Autism Certificate Courses

I. EDSE 218A -- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

        • Typical child development
        • Characteristics and diagnostic criteria of ASD
        • Theories and interventions associated with ASD
        • Social language and Social Stories
        • Early childhood model programs
        • Sensory integration and OT
        • Applied Behavior Analysis
        • General education curriculum modifications and supports

III. EDSE 218C -- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Collaboration and Implementation of Best Practices

        • Evidence-based practices
        • Collaboration with parents and siblings
        • Implementation of evidence-based best practices
        • Roles of other school personnel and service providers
        • RTI (Response to Intervention)/Inclusive Education 

II. EDSE 218B -- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

      • Characteristics and diagnostic criteria of Asperger's Syndrome
      • Social thinking and friendships
      • Theory of Mind (ToM)
      • Executive Function
      • Special interests and school models
      • Educational strategies and cognition 




*Requirement: Bachelor Degree or Department Consent