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The post Baccalaureate Autism Education Endorsement program is comprised of 3 online courses (EDSP 4410, EDSP 4420, and EDSP 4430) and is an approved program with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program prepares general and special education certified teachers to increase their knowledge in the area of teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The 9 credit hours will focus on the identification of characteristics, classroom and behavioral strategies, and planning for instruction for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Upon successful completion of the endorsement, certified teachers will apply for the autism education endorsement add-on to their Georgia teaching certificate.

Admission to the endorsement program

  • Level 4 or higher teaching certificate or a certificate of eligibility
  • A minimum of 2.75 grade point average as reported on the official final transcripts
  • Apply for Post-Baccalaureate admission to Georgia Southwestern State University

Program Requirements

  • All coursework must be taken at GSW
  • No transfer credit allowed
  • Completion of the three course sequence with a minimum grade point average of 3.0

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Rachel Abbott, Ph.D, CHES
Dean and Associate Professor

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