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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
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Meet Dan Zuberbier: A Great Resource for Students, Faculty, and Educators in Eastern NC

On: 27 Jan 2015 15:00, In: Academic Success Center
Recently, the Joyner Library made a new addition specifically to benefit the College of Education. Dan Zuberbier was hired as the Education and Instructional Technologies Librarian in the Teaching Resource Center. Like many academic librarians, Dan Zuberbier didn’t follow a straight path to the profession. While finishing his B.A. in History at the University of […]

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Everyone Has News to Share

On: 17 Jan 2015 19:09, In: Alumni News
In the College of Education, we believe the best way to find out about what is going on in our departments, classrooms, and clubs as well as in the lives of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni is by encouraging them to share their news and events with us. As one of the larger colleges […]

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First ECU EQUIPPED Scholars Chosen!

On: 13 Jan 2015 15:44, In: Academic Success Center
Congratulations to Paige Anderson, Alison Bickford, Kathryn Foley, Victoria Locklear, Callie Morton Parker, Morgan Sheehan, Chelsea Skurow, and Jenna Watral.These Special Education Teacher Candidates are pursuing their BS and initial Teaching License in Special Education-Adaptive Curriculum have been chosen as ECU EQUIPPED Scholars. These Scholars will receive tuition, resource and travel support, and induction support […]

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Countdown to the CAEP Accreditation Visit

On: 12 Jan 2015 21:10, In: 2015 CAEP Preparation
While students are preparing for the spring 2015 semester, the ECU College of Education is gearing up for the CAEP Accreditation Visit scheduled for February 7-10, 2015. Hopefully, everyone is rested, refreshed, and ready for another exciting and productive semester. Please remember that the CAEP Accreditation Visit is just around the corner. There are 26 […]

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ECU to Participate in Global Day of Giving

On: 26 Nov 2014 15:32, In: Academic Success Center
‘Tis the season for giving! In honor of #GivingTuesday, East Carolina University is inviting alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff to join the movement by giving a charitable gift* on Tuesday, December 2, to the university that is near and dear to our hearts. Founded in 2012 to inspire a new tradition of generosity, […]

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Emeritus Professor Awarded “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine”

On: 03 Nov 2014 21:43, In: COE in the News
Dr. William B. Martin, College of Education Professor Emeritus, recently, received one of the most prestigious honors the Governor of North Carolina can award The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This award is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. In Dr. Martin’s case, his service is […]

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ICYMI – Co-Teaching, “A New Model for Student Teaching.”

On: 31 Oct 2014 12:00, In: 2015 CAEP Preparation
The fall 2013 issue of ECU’s East magazine featured the Co-Teaching initiative in the ECU College of Education as an exciting and innovative new practice, “A New Model for Student Teaching.” Co-Teaching provides a comprehensive and rigorous experience for interns and enhances the quality of learning for P12 students. The Co-Teaching partnership enables clinical teachers […]

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CAEP Prep: Meeting Standard 1 – Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

On: 29 Oct 2014 12:00, In: 2015 CAEP Preparation
Since the 2006 NCATE visit, the ECU EPP developed several of its Pirate CODE innovations as specific enhancements to current curricula to improve program quality and address significant issues in the field. Several Pirate CODE innovations influence how the EPP meets Standard 1: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Disposition. This post highlights two Pirate CODE innovations […]

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Science Education Club on the Path to National Recognition

On: 24 Oct 2014 18:16, In: Center for STEM Education
It’s official!  The Science Education Club has completed all the requirements and workshops to be officially registered as a student organization at East Carolina University.  This has been a two year project that was finalized by the work of graduate student Megan Garner, and undergraduate elementary science concentration students: Beth Wantz, KC Hart, Kayla Sager, […]

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Video Grand Rounds

On: 22 Oct 2014 12:00, In: 2015 CAEP Preparation
Video Grand Rounds (VGR) provides teacher candidates with an introductory framework for classroom observations and subsequent faculty-guided discussions. This experience provides a conceptual foundation for their future study in teacher education. Based on the medical grand rounds model, teacher candidates view video segments of typical classrooms, complete structured classroom observation protocols, and then debrief with […]

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