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In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies
Welcome to the program in Intellectual Disability/Autism
The Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/Autism) program prepares teachers to work with students with an autism spectrum disorder (including Asperger's disorder) and students with an intellectual disability (including Down syndrome) in a variety of classroom settings (e.g., a general education classroom, integrated co-teaching (ICT) classroom, self-contained classroom, special school) across early childhood, childhood, and adolescence.
Master of Arts
The ID/Autism program offers Master’s degree programs to suit the needs of students who seek a NY State teaching certificate, as well as those who do not plan to earn a NY State teaching certificate.
Master of Education
For initial dual certification as a teacher of students with disabilities with a specialized focus in intellectual disability/autism and general education at the early childhood level (birth through grade 2). This 60-point (minimum) full-time program typically requires two years to complete.
Doctor of Education
Individuals who are interested in and committed to contributing to special education through leadership and applied research may apply for the Ed.D. degree program (90 credits), which represents the highest level of achievement in the profession.
Doctor of Philosophy
Intellectual Disability/Autism is one of the exceptionality focus areas that may be selected by applicants to either the Ed.D. or the Ph.D. Program in Special Education.
Connect With Intellectual Disability/Autism
Program Director: Laudan B. Jahromi, Ph.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University
5th Floor Thorndike Hall
Phone: 212-678-3880 Fax: 212-678-8259