This course meets Florida state standards for teaching students with disabilities. For more information about this requirement, please click here.
Various educational institutions, both private and public have long encouraged the use of critical and analytical skills. This course is designed to focus on developing an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, on intervention strategies to enhance communication and learning for these students, and methods of teaching social skills to assist them in interacting with their peers. This course will provide teachers with tools and strategies to implement effective teaching practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which will benefit not just students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but also the classroom at large.
Carlow University ED 602 • Madonna University EDU 5830.29 • Notre Dame College ED 628 H • The College of Saint Rose EDT 674
The required text for this course is You're Going to Love this Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, 2nd Edition by Paula Kluth. 978-1-59857-079-3
New Textbook beginning with May 2021 online and face to face classes:
Decoding Autism and Learning the Way to Successful Inclusion by Barbara Boroson
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session 1: Introduction and Defining Autism
Session 2: Collaboration and Cooperation
Session 3: Friendships, Social Relationships and Belonging
Session 4: Sensory Needs
Session 5: Building Communication
Session 6: Fostering Independence
Session 7: Rethinking Behavior: Positive Ways to Teach and Support
Session 8: Creating a Comfortable Classroom
Session 9: Lesson Planning
Session 10: Teaching Strategies
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.