Autism Endorsement

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Autism Education Endorsement

The purpose of the post-baccalaureate Autism Education Endorsement program is to prepare general and special education certified teachers to increase their knowledge in the area of teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program is comprised of 3 online courses (EDSP 4410, EDSP 4420, and EDSP 4430). The three courses 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 program, certified teachers will apply for the endorsement add-on to their Georgia teaching certificate.


Program Curriculum

Virtual Program Information Session

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Session Dates:  

  • Thursday, February 10th - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 24th - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 10th - 4:00 pm



Endorsement Program

Autism Education Endorsement

Education Center

Rachel L. Abbott, Ph.D., CHES

Faculty & Staff

Autism Endorsement

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • 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