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.
|Required Core Courses: 15 Semester Hours|
|Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|Instructional Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|Communication Skills for Students with Disabilities||3|
|ABCs of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|Assessment and Interventions for Social Skills and Relationships in Children||3|
|Total Required Credits||15|
Online Autism Certificate Program Highlights
- 5 courses or 15 semester hours
- Classes meet weekly in late afternoon or evening, for the traditional 15–16 week semester
- All courses are located on our Glassboro campus
- This program is part-time
- Possible completion in 3 consecutive semesters
Applying to the Autism Certificate Program
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
- CGCE Graduate Application Form
- $65 (U.S.) waived application fee
- Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in related field such as Psychology, Education, or a related discipline
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
- Current professional resume
- Two letters of recommendation: While the official Recommendation Form is required, a letter from the recommender is preferred.
- Typewritten statement of professional objectives
- A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)