Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Autism Education C.G.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Graduate applications are available online at www.ric.edu/feinsteinSchoolEducationHumanDevelopment/Pages/FSEHD-Graduate-Programs-Admission.aspx.
  2. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development graduate admission requirements.
  3. A Rhode Island professional license in teaching or related service, such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, or school psychology.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (one from the district administrator) that evaluate candidate’s education and experience in special education or a related field.
  5. An interview may be required.

Retention Requirement

Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in all C.G.S. course work.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 561Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

Fall (as needed).
SPED 562Practicum I in Autism

1

Summer (as needed).
SPED 563Curriculum and Methodology: Students with Autism

3

Spring (as needed).
SPED 564Building Social and Communication Skills

3

Spring (as needed).
SPED 565Practicum II in Autism

1

Summer (as needed).
SPED 566Autism and Positive Behavior Supports

3

Fall (as needed).

Total Credit Hours: 14