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ECU Graduate Certificate in Autism

Autism is a developmental disability that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans and their families today (Autism society of America). The ECU Graduate Certificate in Autism offers professionals the opportunity to learn more about this complex issue and how to effectively and collaboratively serve students with Autism in the public school setting. This certificate program is taught through distance education, and all courses are offered on-line.

The Autism certificate may be pursued as part of a master's program. To earn an Autism Graduate Certificate, the following courses are required:

6800. Introduction to Students with Autism

(3 cr.) Definitions, research, characteristics, and intervention alternatives related to students with autism spectrum disorders.

6801. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Autism 

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6800. Educational strategies in working with children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom.

6802. Families and Students with Autism

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6800. Needs of the family as a unit, family interventions, family services, advocacy strategies, and future planning alternatives for families of students with autism spectrum disorders.

6803. Language and Communication for Students with Autism

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6800. Alternative communication strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders.

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Dr. Kathi Wilhite
Interim Chair
133 Speight Building

Dr. Lora Lee Smith Canter
Associate Professor
119 Rivers Building
Nikki Manning

Partnership East Made it Possible for Nikki Manning to Become a Teacher

On: 19 Jun 2015 14:27
The moment you walk into Nikki Manning’s first grade classroom, you get the feeling something exciting is going to happen.  Nikki teaches at Benvenue Elementary School in Rocky Mount, NC.  She landed a job with Nash-Rocky Mount schools immediately after graduating from East Carolina University in December, 2012 and she says she loves the classroom. […]

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SECU Partnership East Welcomes New Cohorts from across the State

On: 08 Jun 2015 21:10
On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the College of Education welcomed four cohorts who will be joining State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East this summer and fall. Students spent the day in Speight Building learning about their new majors in elementary and special education from College of Education advisors and faculty members. In addition, these […]

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Guilford County Teacher Expo

Guilford County School’s 2015 Teacher Expo Ready to Hire Graduates

On: 07 May 2015 13:48
Around the country, thousands of college seniors are making their final preparations to enter the workforce as a professional educator. As the third largest school district in North Carolina, Guilford County Schools has many opportunities for new teachers. They seek the most passionate and well-trained teachers. Due to their dedication to hiring and retention, they […]

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SPED 3006 Students Present at Exceptional Children Directors’ Meeting

On: 05 May 2015 23:18
On Friday, May 1st, students in SPED 3006 (Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Students with Disabilities) presented their communication projects to the quarterly meeting of Exceptional Children (EC) Directors held at the Sadie Saulter Center in Greenville. Approximately 40 EC directors were in attendance for the day-long meeting. Students worked throughout the semester to create […]

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COE Winners and Nominees for the 2015 Founder’s Day Celebration

On: 04 May 2015 18:50
Achievements of East Carolina University’s faculty and staff took center stage at the sixth annual Founders Day and University Awards Celebration on April 29 in Hendrix Theatre. Serving as master of ceremonies, Provost Ron Mitchelson welcomed attendees. “It makes us all especially proud to share recognition of the very best of our faculty and staff […]

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70 Preservice Teachers See a Different Point of View

On: 04 May 2015 14:41
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Gamma Student Chapter of NCCTM hosted members of the High Functioning Autism Program from CM Eppes Middle School. Macayla Cayton and Nicholas Kruchten, two seventh grade students participating in the HFA program at Eppes, presented information about autism and the challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum to […]

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Cassie Robacker

Cassie Robacker, SPED Alumna, Doing Great Things

On: 24 Apr 2015 14:52
The Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research would like to acknowledge Cassie Robacker, who recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Special Education from ECU in Spring of 2014. Cassie, under the supervision of Drs. Christopher Rivera and Sandra Warren, submitted and was accepted for a publication in Intervention in School and Clinic “A […]

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From The TRC: Searching For Lexile Scores

On: 23 Apr 2015 17:09
It’s April, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. In our final post of the school year we’ll cover the Lexile framework and how the TRC has made it easier to search our collection using Lexile text […]

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Faculty, Students Participated in CEC Annual Conference

On: 15 Apr 2015 19:17
Special Education faculty and students participated in the national conference for the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) in San Diego April 8-11. It is the largest special education conference in the nation.  Drs. Alana Zambone, Christopher Rivera, Stacy Weiss, and Professor Debbie Metcalf attended and presented at the conference. Seven special education undergraduate students from […]

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Dr. Grant Hayes

Dr. Grant Hayes Named New Dean of the College of Education

On: 13 Apr 2015 21:15
Dr. Grant Hayes has been named dean and distinguished professor of the College of Education at East Carolina University. Hayes is professor of counselor education and interim dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida, where he has held numerous leadership positions since 1998. He will join ECU, […]

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