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Johns Hopkins University
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Post-Baccalaureate CertificateEducation of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Online)2/21/2018
Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Online) Program Description
The Johns Hopkins School of Education (SOE) is proposing to modify its existing 18-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. The requested change is to switch the delivery mode of the program from its existing face-to-face format to a fully online distance education delivery mode. <br>&nbsp; <br>The goal of the new online format of this certificate program is to reach a wider audience within the State of Maryland, as well as nationally, to provide specialized training in evidence-based practices (EBPs) to support the growing number of students identified with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Moreover, The School of Education would like to engage with other Maryland school districts to deliver the program by offering an online option to students where face-to face evening classes were not convenient for many prospective students. <br>&nbsp; <br>The proposed certificate will be delivered online using Blackboard, utilizing synchronous and asynchronous instruction and interaction between faculty and students. Instruction will primarily be delivered through media presentations, readings, group activities, and discussions. In addition, SOE faculty will also be available for instruction, communication and mentoring. <br> <br>The 18-credit hour certificate program seeks to enroll 20 part-time students in the first year of an online delivery, and projects enrollment of 20 part-time students in the second year. <br>