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COGS in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rowan University is pleased to announce our new interdisciplinary 15 credit hour Certificate of Graduate Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders (COGS in ASD).

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Program Goal

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more children than ever are being identified as having autism spectrum disorders.  Until recently, researchers had believed that autism occurred in approximately 4-5 in 10,000 births.  Current national data indicates that the of autism spectrum disorders is about 1 in 150 children.  In New Jersey, the number of children classified as autistic has more than doubled in the past five years and according to the CDC, NJ now has the highest prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the country.

This program is being developed to meet the increasing need for teachers and other school and behavioral professionals to understand autism spectrum disorders and to be able to teach and manage children with ASD.  Currently, there are no graduate-level programs in ASD in New Jersey.

Specific Objectives

  1. Students will understand the definition of the various syndromes within the broad category of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  2. Students will understand the causes of ASD
  3. Students will learn how to design and modify instruction for individuals with ASD
  4. Students will apply principles of instruction, including behavior analysis, to the identification, management, and evaluation of individuals with ASD
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of a variety of approaches for enhancing the language and communication of individuals with ASD
  6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of a variety of approaches for enhancing the social skills of individuals with ASD

Structure of Program

The proposed 15 credit hour COGS is designed as an independent sequence of courses for post-baccalaureate students.  The courses in the COGS are:

  1. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (currently entitled“Teaching Students with Autism and PDD” (SELN 10590)
  2. Effective Instructional Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  3. Communication Skills for Students with Disabilities  (SELN 10582)
  4. Applied Behavior Analysis   (PSY 02.610)
  5. Assessment and Interventions for Social Interactions and Relationships in Children       

Total: 15 credits

Program Model

Summer Fall Spring

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Applied Behavior Analysis

Communication Skills for Students with Disabilities

Effective Instructional Methods for Students with ASD

Assessment and Intervention for Social Skills & Relationships in Children

Course Schedule

  2009-2010  Schedule of Courses for COGS In Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Hegis # and Credits

 

   Course Title

 

Department

 

Schedule

SELN 10590 (3)

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

(Title Change)

Special Ed

 

Fall, 2009

(SELN1059: New course in Special Ed. Dept.) (3)

 Instructional Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum                          Disorders 

Special Ed

Spring, 2010

SELN 10582 (3)

Communication Skills for Students with Disabilities  

Special Ed

 Spring, 2010

PSY  02610 (3)                

 

Applied Behavior Analysis

   Psych

 Fall, 2009

PSY 02520

New Course in Psychology Dept. (3)

Assessment and Interventions for Social Skills and Relationships in Children

 Psych

Spring, 2010

 

 

2010-2011  Schedule of Courses for COGS In Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Hegis # and Credits

 

   Course Title

 

Department

Schedule

SELN 10590 (3)

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

(Title Change)

Special Ed

Summer, 2010

(SELN1059: New course in Special Ed. Dept.) (3)

 Instructional Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum                          Disorders 

Special Ed

Spring, 2011

SELN 10582 (3)

Communication Skills for Students with Disabilities  

Special Ed

Fall, 2010

PSY  02610 (3)                

 

Applied Behavior Analysis

   None

Fall, 2010

PSY 02520

New Course in Psychology Dept. (3)

Assessment and Interventions for Social Skills and Relationships in Children

 PSY  02610

Spring, 2011

Course Offerings

Summer 2009 Course Schedule
Fall 2009 Course Schedule

SUMMER 2009 COURSES

 
Introduction to ASD (labeled Teaching Students with ASD) (CRN 30592)
5/18-6/18
TR 4:30-8:30

FALL 2009 COURSES

 

Introduction to ASD (labeled Teaching Students with ASD) (CRN )

R 4:45-7:15

Applied Behavior Analysis (CRN 42031)

W 4:45-7:15


Eligibility & Application

The admission requirements for the COGS in Autism Spectrum Disorders are:

  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field (education, special education, psychology, criminal justice)
  2. Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
  3. Two official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Students should apply for the COGS in ASD through the Graduate School at Rowan University.

Program Advisor

If you would like to receive additional information call, write or email to:

Jay Kuder, Ed.D.

Department of Specialized Services
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028

856-256-4500 x3797


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