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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 15-credit hour certificate program available that can be incorporated into a graduate degree in Exceptional Child [Link to MA Exceptional Child Program Page]. The courses are also available to non-degree seeking students wanting to learn more and make a positive impact on individuals with ASD. 

Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
(12 Hours)

Required Courses: 

  • EX555 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3) 
  • EX556 Communication Interventions and Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3) 
  • EX557 Behavior Management and Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3) 
  • EX558 Research Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)  

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