Educating Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Educating Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is a program option within the Master of Education (MEd), Interdisciplinary route. Visit the MEd, Interdisciplinary Route page for complete MEd details including fees

The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise, and teachers are increasingly being called upon to educate children in this population. However, few teachers have received formal training or are aware of the primary characteristics of ASD and how the behaviours that these children present with can affect their learning.

This topic will begin the process of developing expertise in the area of ASD by preparing students with the knowledge to better understand, work with, and educate children with ASD.

Program Schedule

Term 1 - Summer

EDPS 693.03
Class #50339
Fundamentals of Neuroscience for Educators
Online 

Course Outline Summer 2019

Term 2 - Fall

EDPS 693.05
Class #73945   
Autism Spectrum Disorder Across Childhood
Online
      

Course Outline Fall 2019

Term 3 - Winter

EDPS 693.06
Class #22241 
Frameworks and Evidence for Intervention with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Online
        

Term 4 - Spring

EDPS 693.16
Class #TBA
Educating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Online

Course Descriptions

Outlines are normally available 1-2 weeks prior to the start of term in D2L.


Course Delivery

Courses in this program are offered fully online. Courses are held in both an asynchronous environment (D2L) and a synchronous (real-time) environment (Zoom) which allows instructors to virtually meet and talk with students and experience a live exchange of ideas, hear class presentations and do group work with access to a whiteboard. For additional information regarding online delivery, refer to the Online Delivery eLearning website.

 


3 units per course

EDPS 693.03 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

This course focuses on understanding of the historical conceptualizations of ASD, description and current diagnostic frameworks, epidemiology, developmental course, common co-morbities, behavioural characteristics, and dominant theories.

EDPS 693.05 Autism Spectrum Disorder Across Childhood

This course introduces the topic of developmental changes in children with ASD. Many educators base their understanding of children with ASD on early childhood characteristics.  Students will explore issues relating to the late childhood, adolescent, and young adulthood timeframes.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department required.

EDPS 693.06 Frameworks and Evidence for Intervention with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This course explores the science and evidence behind intervention practices with individuals with ASD.  Specific focus will be given to the theoretical underpinnings and scientific evidence in support of various intervention approaches, as well as an exploration of those approaches that have little or no empirical support.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department required.

EDPS 693.16 Educating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This course will focus on applying background knowledge, behavioural strategies, and school-based interventions to better educate children with ASD.


Contact Us

Have Questions

Have Questions?

Stacy Gooliaff Graduate Program Administrator (GPA) 403.220.2680, stacy.gooliaff@ucalgary.ca

Dr. McCrimmon

Academic Program Coordinator

Dr. Adam McCrimmon Associate Professor, awmccrim@ucalgary.ca

ASERT Website

ASERT Website

Autism Spectrum Education, Research, and Training group