Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

The graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders prepares students to address more effectively the following issues in working with children with autism spectrum disorders: academic achievement and study skills commensurate with their cognitive strength, which provides the widest range of options for college and career choices; social skills for navigating all of the environments in which they live, work, and play; and problem-solving strategies that enable them to respond flexibly and successfully in challenging situations.

The certificate program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree who are interested in focusing on a multi-intervention approach to instructing students with autism spectrum disorders.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 15 credits in required courses.

Required
SPED 6240Family Support and Guidance in Special Education
SPED 6253Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPED 6260Developmental Assessment in Special Education
SPED 6261Practicum: Methods and Materials for Young Children with Disabilities (3 credits)
SPED 6290Affective Development and Behavior Management in Special Education