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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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From the TRC: NoveList Plus

On: 19 Mar 2015 21:13
It’s Thursday, 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. This week, it’s NoveList Plus. This week’s post builds on a previous post we wrote about TeachingBooks.net. While TeachingBooks.net focuses on bringing the author to your students […]

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2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase

On: 16 Mar 2015 20:01
The COE Research Committee is proud to announce the 2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase.  Please plan to attend and participate in this event on Wednesday, March 25 from 4:00-6:00PM in Mendenhall 244. Date:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Time:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location:  Mendenhall room 244 Presenters and Research Studies: […]

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ESA Scholarships Available for Special Education Majors

On: 06 Mar 2015 21:20
The North Carolina Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship Board will continue to offer their Scholarship for students and teachers who are pursuing a degree or certification in Special Education in 2015. The scholarship has been available since 1956 and is targeted to individuals training for work with exceptional children and has ranged from $500 […]

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Dr. Christopher J. Rivera

Publications/Presentations by Dr. Rivera of the Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research

On: 02 Mar 2015 18:29
Dr. Christopher J. Rivera, of the Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research (SEFR), has had three journal publications and three paper/poster presentations this academic year: Publications Hicks, S. C., Rivera, C. J., & Patterson, D. R. (Accepted). Simple steps for teaching prepositions to students with autism and developmental disability. Intervention in School and Clinic. […]

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College of Education Students Honored for Academic Excellence

On: 26 Feb 2015 18:48
On February 20, 2015, fifty-two East Carolina University freshmen and full time transfer students with an intended Teacher Education major were honored during the College of Education ECU EXCELS event. This event was a part of the annual ECU EXCELS program that recognizes students who are first time, full-time freshman or transfer students who earned […]

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From the TRC: TeachingBooks.net

On: 26 Feb 2015 14:51
It’s Thursday, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource the Teaching Resources Center in Joyner Library has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. This week, it’s TeachingBooks.net. Short of inviting an author to speak on campus it can be difficult for children and young adults to feel […]

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2015 NCCEC participants

SPED Students Attend NC Council for Exceptional Children Conference

On: 16 Feb 2015 13:58
On January 29th and 30th 2015, members of ECU’s Student chapter of the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (NCCEC) attended the annual state conference in Pinehurst, North Carolina. In addition to attending presentations by experts in the field of special education from across the state, students volunteered to help make the conference possible by: […]

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Ayla Allen

NC Council for Exceptional Children Award Scholarship to ECU Student

On: 13 Feb 2015 21:31
Ayla Allen, a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in special education, adapted curriculum, recently was awarded a scholarship from the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (NCCEC). Allen received this award for her dedicated service to students with disabilities through her work with the Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) here at East Carolina University. […]

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Dan Zuberbier

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

On: 27 Jan 2015 15:00
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 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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