The ASD Certificate program is an 18 hour non-degree program designed to certify that participants have specialized knowledge and skills regarding the characteristics and methods of assessment and teaching individuals with ASD. The 18 hour program includes two strands: "classic" autism, and "higher functioning" autism. Students may take an additional 3 hours to earn a dual certificate in classic autism and higher functioning autism. The 18 hour program includes one strand in early childhood and includes a dual certificate in both early childhood and "classic" autism.
Graduate students in the Special Education Master of Science degree program may use some of these courses to meet degree requirements with the permission of their advisor and course instructor. They may also complete the 18 credit hour program and receive the ASD Certificate in conjunction with their Master's degree.
Undergraduate students may begin the Certificate program in their final semester with approval from their advisor and the ASD Certificate Coordinator.
Specialization Area (Choose one or more)
Classic Autism Strand
Higher Functioning Autism Strand
Early Childhood Strand
Electives (3 credit hours)