Autism Specialist C.S.

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Autism Specialist C.S.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 12 credits

What is Autism Specialist C.S.? 

Earning a Certificate of Specialization in Autism Specialist provides individuals who possess 60 hours of college credit and are currently working full-time as a Paraprofessional, or individuals who possess at least a two year degree in Education, the opportunity to expand their knowledge with four additional courses that focus specifically on Autism in the world of Education.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working as teacher assistants earn a mean wage of $27,120 per year, depending on education, experience and employer. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $38,820. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker's degree of education rises.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems

Required Courses

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours or the certificate requirements whichever is less at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
General Education Requirements (0 credits)
Core Course Requirements (12 credits)
EDU 250 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
EDU 252 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
EDU 255 Social Communication and Sensory Integration 3
PSY 240 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
Total Required Hours: 12 credits

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Nicole Nunn-Faron,
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