Autism Spectrum Disorder (Graduate Certificate)

Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year (Spring 2021), the Autism Spectrum Disorder Graduate Certificate program will no longer be accepting new students. Current students will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate.

This program will serve the professional development needs of a wide variety of individuals, including:

  1. parents of children with ASD;
  2. special and general education teachers and administrators; speech-­language pathologists, occupational therapists, behavioral consultants, recreation therapists; and
  3. graduate students in other University majors such as sociology or psychology.

    For more information please visit the Autism Spectrum Disorder website.


Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the certificate program.

The coursework for the graduate certificate consists of 12-15 credits from the following required and elective course offerings. Highly qualified individuals may petition for permission to waive a required course. Applicants are urged to schedule an appointment with the program coordinators to develop their individualized course of study. Applications for graduate certificates are available through the Graduate School website.

Required Courses
EDUC #857Contemporary Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders4
COMM 842Autism Spectrum Disorders2
Select two of the following based on individual advising:
EDUC 956Developing Positive Behavior Supports to Ensure Success for All Learners4
COMM 843Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
OT courses in Assistive Technology including:
OT 835Assistive Technology for Communication and Cognition2
OT 889Using iPads to Support Children with Disabilities3
OT 890Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration4