Since there is no current Kentucky certification in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder, this program is designed to assist any teacher or person who has a minimum of a┬ábachelorÔÇÖs degree with the opportunity to learn more about how to work with students identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This program consists of four courses (12 credit hours)┬áwith practicum application of the strategies and demonstration of skills to work with students with this disorder. The classes may be taken as a single course or two for information purposes. These courses are provided in an on-line format with some site workshops for hands on experiences and practicum experiences.
Candidates applying only for this┬ácognate program┬áwill apply online as a special student pursuing a cognate only. Candidates who wish to take these classes as a part of a MAED Teacher Leader or Rank I program fill out the same online application, but select the appropriate degree program plus the Autism Spectrum Disorder Cognate.