After four highly successful years, the Autism Authorization/Certificate program at Cal Poly Pomona will be phased out at the end of Fall Quarter, 2014. Cal Poly’s online program trained more than 400 teachers, school psychologists, speech/language specialists, family members, and other school and community personnel from all over California, the U.S. and the world. The program, a joint project between Cal Poly’s Department of Education and the College of the Extended University, was developed in response to a mandate from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing that all special education teachers receive additional training in autism disorders. The program continues to garner highly favorable reviews from teachers and school districts for its fully online format, as well as for the relevance and applicability of course content. Courses in the program cover causes and characteristics of ASD, teaching strategies, and home-school collaboration. Persons wishing to enroll in courses and/or complete the program must do so before the phase-out date of Fall Quarter 2014. All courses will require a minimum enrollment of 10 students; classes with less than 10 will be cancelled. For more information or to register for courses, call 909-869-2288 or go to www.ceu.csupomona.edu.
The Added Authorization and Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders is offered through the College of the Extended University in partnership with the College of Education & Integrative Studies. For more information on this program, go to the Education Specialist credential programs page.
Registration for the Fall Quarter (2014) is now open. THIS IS THE FINAL QUARTER THAT THE AUTISM AUTHORIZATION COURSES WILL BE OFFERED; THE PROGRAM IS BEING PHASED OUT. Our Autism Authorization program is ending after Fall 2014 due to declining enrollment. Two courses are being offered, EDS 532 (Teaching Students with ASD) and EDS 526 (Home/School/Community Collaboration in Special Education). If you are planning to finish your Autism Authorization through Cal Poly Pomona, Fall 2014 is the last quarter that these courses will be offered. EDS 531 (Intro to ASD) has been phased out and will not be offered. If you are unable to finish your program through Cal Poly, you will have to go elsewhere to complete your Authorization.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY SO WE CAN GET AN ACCURATE COUNT OF STUDENTS. You can register by going to www.ceu.csupomona.edu and clicking on the link to “Certificate Programs”.