Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce its online, CTC-approved Added Authorization/Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The ASD Authorization/Certificate will consist of three courses: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders; Teaching Students with ASD; Home/School/Community Collaboration in Special Education. All courses include field experience observing and working with individuals with ASD. This program has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Added Authorization in Special Education (AASE) for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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.
Transcript evaluations of courses in autism taken from another university will be considered for students requesting to waive a Cal Poly Pomona Autism Authorization course and substitute a course taken from another university. Students must complete the Course Equivalency Request form, available from the Credential Services Office (Bldg. 5, Rm. 228) or website . Students may request equivalency for only one course; only one course substitution is allowed. The course should closely match the description and learning outcomes of the Cal Poly Pomona course. Attach a copy of transcripts along with a copy of the catalog course description for the year taken. Submit these materials to the Credential Services Office.
There are three required courses, all of which are offered online only. Each course requires 5 hours of fieldwork with students with autism disorders. Please note that each of these courses is 4 units of graduate credit. As such, each entails a significant amount of work including textbook readings, discussion boards, online assignments, collaborative work (for EDS 526) and video projects (for EDS 532). It is strongly recommended that students DO NOT take all three courses at the same time. EDS 531 (Introduction to ASD) is a pre-requisite for EDS 532 and EDS 526.
Autism Course Offerings