Candidates may choose this certificate program to gain proficiency in applied educational concepts, principles, and practices to work with students who have autism spectrum disorders and their families. Practicum experience, field studies, and observation at Connecticut public schools and the Gengras Center (a state-approved special education facility and model lab school affiliated with the University of Saint Joseph) are part of the curriculum.
1. Graduate admission application and nonrefundable admission fee
2. A conferred bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
3. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
4. Sealed official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
5. Immunization record using the School of Graduate and Professional Studies form
At the completion of the five-course sequence, students must complete and have their advisor sign the Graduate Declaration of Certificate form and complete a Degree Audit form. Both forms are to be submitted to the registrar for review before the certificate is awarded.