Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Special Education Autism, Endorsement

This program is offered to professional educators in the state of Pennsylvania who are interested in adding the Autism Endorsement offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to their professional certification. Program approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education leading to an endorsement on a teaching certificate. Slippery Rock University does not provide the endorsement. Upon completion of the program, educators are eligible to receive the endorsement on their current teaching certifications by applying for the endorsement through PDE using the Teacher Information Management System available at PDE’s website.

To access Endorsement Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Special Education - Autism, Endorsement Program Page

Special Education Autism Fact Page

Curriculum Guide

  • Major GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum grade of B required in all coursework
Required Courses
SPED 640Advanced Study of Autism Spectrum Disorders3
SPED 641Applied Behavior Analysis/Single Subject Experimental Design3
SPED 642Curriculum and Instruction for Autism Spectrum Disorders3
SPED 643Communication and Social Competency3
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Special Education Autism, Endorsement (938E)
Revised: 08.29.2023