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Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization


By October 2013, all California special education teachers who teach or want to teach students with autism are required to have this added authorization. This Commission on Teacher Credentialing–approved program, taught by faculty with years of experience in special education, can help you meet this requirement. You’ll study ways to create a successful learning environment for children across the autism spectrum by focusing on evidence-based instructional strategies; examining the laws related to the education of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and studying how to create collaborative partnerships with families, teachers, related services, and outside agencies. This program is taught on our campus in San José.

See the admission requirements.

Completion Requirements

  • 4 courses (12 units) taken consecutively

    • 6 weeks each

    • 2 evenings per week
Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization Courses

SPED 504

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Introduction


SPED 507

Autism: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment


SPED 510

Autism: Collaborative School Partnerships


SPED 511

Autism: Behavioral Support and Interventions


We also offer the preliminary credential programs for prospective educators you know

For more information about these programs, please call 1-877-584-6648 and speak to one of our enrollment advisors.

The National Hispanic University has approval from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to grant Multiple Subject and Single Subject Teaching Credentials (in English, Math, Science, Social Science, PE, Art, and Spanish), Education Specialist Credentials, Clear Multiple Subject, Clear Single Subject, Clear Education Specialist, Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization, Bilingual Authorization (Spanish) and CTEL/CLAD Certificates. NHU has state approval for the Multiple Subject California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) waiver.