Graduate Program in Autism


Within the past decade, the number of individuals diagnosed with autism has increased exponentially, as has the need for professionals who are trained in this specialized area. Barton has created a Graduate Program in Autism to meet this need. This graduate program is ideal for educators, interventionists, psychologists, pathologists, behavior analysts, and family members, who want to develop more expertise in working with individuals with autism.

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Course Information

Master's Certificate in AutismOur program consists of nine credits over three courses. The coursework affords an extensive knowledge of what works in teaching people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the fieldwork provides large-scale clinical involvement with individuals with ASD. The approach is comprehensive and covers Applied Behavior Analysis, natural learning paradigms, relationship-based developmental models, and common practices of teaching in the field of ASD.

Required courses for the program:

  • EDU 560 – Diagnosis and Instruction for Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDU 562 – Behavioral and Functional Assessments, Transition, and Collaboration for Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDU 564 – Teaching Students with Autism:  Classroom Applications and Evaluation

School of Education

The Barton College Teacher Education program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Teacher Education faculty members are highly qualified professionals who have experience teaching in public schools. Students are placed into the field early and have strong support from the community of public school partners, college faculty, and learners in the Teacher Education Program.

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Dr. Morghan Bosch
Assistant Professor of Education
School of Education
Hardy Center