Certificate in Autism

College of Education and Social Work

This certificate is being offered for practitioners and parents alike who wish to earn a certificate of specialization in autism spectrum disorders. The program provides participants, who currently (or may in the future) work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the skill sets necessary to build and work within an interdisciplinary approach to effective and empirically based treatment of these individuals. Interdisciplinary areas covered include communicative disorders, kinesiology, psychology, and special education.

Admission requirements are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited, four-year, degree-granting institution and a 3.0 GPA.

Required Courses
EDA 503Family Systems in Special Education3
EDA/SLP 521Assistive Technologies for Communication and Participation3
EDA 530Teaching Children with Autism3
EDA 544Classroom Management3
KIN 587Contemporary Issues in Adapted Phy Activity: Students in the Autistic Spectrum3
PSY 521Issues in Autism: Diagnosis and Behavioral Treatments3
Total Credits Required18