What can I do with this program after I graduate?

  • Teach students with autism spectrum disorder (if previously certified as a teacher) in a broad range of educational settings including general education classrooms and special education programs;
  • Work as human service agency personnel implementing research-validated intervention strategies for children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorder in community agencies
  • Implement research-validated intervention strategies to support children, youth, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder; and
  • Assess the effectiveness of individualized intervention programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
  • The 12 graduate-level credit hours, completed through the online ASD Graduate Certificate program, can be applied toward the online M.Ed. in Special Education, with the permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, for those meeting M.Ed. eligibility requirements. You must earn grades of “B” or above in each of the courses in the 12-hour program of study.

The Graduate Certificate Program in Autism Spectrum Disorder requires a 12-semester hour sequence of courses. ASD courses are offered during the fall and spring terms and are delivered 100% online.  A new course sequence begins each fall. The program can be completed in two semesters. Students must earn grades of “B” or above in each of the courses.

  • SPED 6115: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)
  • SPED 5200: Concepts and Principles in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • SPED 6225: Behavior Analytic Intervention in Communication (3 credits)
  • SPED 6335: Evidence-Based Practices for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)