Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

The graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders prepares students to more effectively address the following issues in working with children with autism spectrum disorders: (1) academic achievement and study skills commensurate with their cognitive strength; this will provide the widest range of options for college and career choices, (2) social skills for navigating all of the environments in which they live, work, and play, and (3) 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.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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