Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectral Disorder will prepare teachers to meet the needs of students with autism. According to the National Center for Disease Control (2012), an average of 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder -- a number that has increased tremendously in the last decade. It is likely that all teachers will have students with autism in their classrooms at some point in their career.
Required embedded field experience with a child with autism can be completed in the candidate's own classroom or other approved setting.
Candidates who complete the certificate program may transfer up to 9 credit hours as part of the electives for the M.Ed. in Special Education.
For more information about this program, please visit the Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder page.