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Autism Added Authorization

Autism Added Authorization

Complete Your Added Authorization at Cal State Fullerton

There’s no better way to complete your Autism Added Authorization than online at Cal State Fullerton.

You already know that you need your Added Authorization in autism if you work with students with autism and received your Education Specialist Credential prior to fall 2010.

Now with the fully online Autism Added Authorization Program at Cal State Fullerton, you can complete your Added Authorization with just four online courses.

You Need an Added Authorization if:

  • You received your Education Specialist credential in Mild/Moderate prior to Fall 2010 and currently work with or are interested in working with children with autism.
  • OR

  • You work with a Learning Handicapped Credential or Education Specialist in areas other than Mild/Moderate.

CSUF Autism Added Authorization Courses:

Take these four fully online, three-unit courses to complete your Autism Added Authorization.

SPED 401 Introduction to Autism (prerequisite to 502)
An introduction to the field of Autism. It covers the foundations and characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and presents up-to-date evidence-based best practices for teaching students with ASD. This course serves as a prerequisite for SPED 502.

SPED 502 Teaching Students with Autism
The course focuses on teaching, learning and behavior strategies for autism spectrum disorders and presents up-to-date evidence-based best practices for teaching students with ASD.

SPED 522 Positive Behavior Support

The course encourages the development of an educational approach to supporting positive behaviors in the classroom and community. Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) certificate provided to qualified personnel.
Please note: This course is offered through Open University and requires registration through their website. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.

SPED 533 Issues and Trends in Collaborative/Consultative Services (This course must be taken in the second semester.)
This course highlights contemporary research and practices as they apply to collaborative and consultative services in school and agency settings.

Program Stats:

  • Four courses.
  • 12 units.
  • 100% online.

Non-California Residents

Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. Click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

All of the classes are offered online.
Those are honored. You will only need to take the remaining two courses.
You will need to submit a Course Equivalency Petition and transcripts to the Department Chair for approval to waive any courses.
No. SPED 401 is a pre-requisite to SPED 502 so you'll need to take this class first. You may take any of the other classes in any order you wish. Recommended order: 401 and 522 in the first semester, 502 and 533 in the second semester.
Yes. Only credential students completing the "new program" which began Fall 2010 will have this content already embedded into their program plan.
When registration is open you can enroll online or call (657) 278–2611 during regular business hours. Payment is due at the time of registration.