EDUC 647 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Faith Huitt
Not Offered in 2018-2019

What You Will Learn

  • Strategies to assist students with language deficits, sensory needs, repetitive behaviors, and a low frustration for change
  • Techniques using assistive technology devices, Chromebook,  iPad and smartphone apps that increase communication skills in the classroom for students with autism

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Course Description

Strategies to address the varied social and academic needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the inclusive classroom. Explore functional behavior assessment, learn how to implement a behavior intervention plan, and how to use technology effectively with students with ASD.


Purchase the paperback textbook new or used from NOTE: Be sure to purchase the second edition with the ISBN number.

Kluth, Paula. (2010). “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom. 2nd Edition. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-1598570793

Who Should Enroll

Our students include:

  • PK-12 educators
  • Speech pathologists
  • Guidance counselors
  • School nurses
  • Support staff
  • School administrators
  • Public health providers
  • Early intervention personnel
  • Pupil service personnel seeking professional development

Enroll in this course to meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • continuing education refresher course
  • graduate credits/electives
  • transfer the credit to another university

No travel to campus - 100% Online

  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.

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Our Students Say. . .

"I took this class to help with one of my students, and it has greatly affected all of my students! I see things much more clearly from the view point of the ASD student and what I can do to assist with social and academic needs. I have incorporated many of the activities introduced by Kluth [author] as well as from others in this class. I have become a new favorite to my student with ASD."
~ Brad, Sixth Grade Teacher, Minnesota

"My attitude toward autism spectrum disorders has changed dramatically. I was definitely afraid of doing something wrong before, and now I feel comfortable working with students to create the proper environments for them to learn andmy attitude about inclusion has shifted."
~ Denise, School Librarian, Pennsylvania 

"I've learned more than I ever thought I would about so many aspects of students with ASD. Since this is my first experience with the online format, I was skeptical as to how much I would actually learn, but came away with so many new insights." 
~ Ryan B., High School Biology/Chemistry Teacher, Illinois


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School of Education
Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693



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