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The work is often described as both challenging and rewarding. If you are hoping to work with students affected with autism, gaining this credential will give you the not just the certificate but the skill to confidently support your students.  

With the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Certificate you’ll gain  knowledge and skills essential in making a positive impact on individuals with ASD. The increasing prevalence and large research-to-practice gap in educational programs drives this critical need.

We offer a 12-credit hour certificate program available as an add-on to an undergraduate degree. The courses are also available to non-degree seeking students wanting to learn more and make a positive impact on individuals with ASD. 

Earned credit may be applicable toward later completion of a degree. 

Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
(12 Hours)

Required Courses: 

  • EX 555 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)
  • EX 556 Communication Interventions and Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)
  • EX 557 Behavior Management and Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)
  • EX 558 Research Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)


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Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

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