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Catalog 2019-20

Autism Education Skills Certificate

The Autism Education skills certificate provides a foundation in educating individuals with autism.  The certificate is designed for exposure to the key elements of educating individuals with autism, including providing supervised field experiences. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Prior to the start of Autism Field Experience in SPE ECE students must present to their instructor the following:

  • Michigan Department of Human Services Central Registry Clearance. The Michigan’s Central Registry is a list of people who committed child abuse or neglect; as defined by The Child Protection Law.
  • Michigan background check based upon requirements from the State of Michigan for Child Care Licensing. Schoolcraft College will complete the I-CHAT background check for each student.
  • A current (within one year of their first day of their field experience) TB test with negative results.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution's requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection. 

Schoolcraft program code # CRT.00316
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 9

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 10

Program Total: 19 Credits

*Students in the Early Childhood and Special Education programs must adhere to the code of ethics of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children along with the Early Childhood and Special Education Department policies.

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