University of Central Florida
Exceptional Education Master’s Program for Project ASD Participants
AREA A - Core (9-12 hours)
Select Either Option A or Option B
Option A (3 hrs) - Research
OR Option B – (6 hrs) - Non-research (one of three and EEX 6XXX Nature of Autism)
Course Description: This course offers an overview of theory and teaching applications for students with autism spectrum disorders, emphasizing a historical overview of ASD, major theories and trends, etiological and diagnostic issues, classroom structure, research based instructional strategies, and family involvement. Twenty hours of field-based experience is a requirement.
Course Description: This course is designed to afford the students the opportunity to learn specific classroom approaches to meet the complex communication needs of students with autism spectrum related disorders (ASD). Participants will be presented with an extensive overview of alternative/augmentative modes of communication and assistive technology devices. Twenty hours of field-based experience is a requirement.
Course Description: This course addresses contemporary assessments and models for assessing exceptional children. It also addresses curriculum and prescription. Specific emphasis will be placed on assessment of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A field-based experience will include applied assignments involving ongoing classroom based assessment, data collection, databased decision making, and program development for a student with ASD. Twenty hours of field-based experience is a requirement.
Course Description: This course content includes analysis of the principles of behavior management and application of these principles to the solving of classroom management problems. In addition, there will be specific focus on current practice and research on the evaluation and treatment services for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Twenty hours of field-based experience is a requirement.