Graduate Microcertificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Credit Hours


Degree Required

Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Related Program

The graduate Microcertificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) empowers professionals to gain the specialized knowledge and skills needed to support people on the autism spectrum. The coursework – which is designed for professionals with or without teaching licenses – addresses the ASD support needs of individuals in K-12 education, counseling, social work, and other service-focused settings.


What You Will Learn

  • To dentify characteristics of ASD
  • To discuss ways in which characteristics of ASD are expressed by individuals
  • To identify and use various assessments to identify learning priorities
  • To develop learning environments supportive of individuals with ASD
  • To  advocate for the needs of children and youth with ASD
  • To apply the use of evidence-based practices in developing instruction for individuals with ASD



  • SPED 5143 - Teaching Communication Skills to Persons with Autism
  • SPED 6803 - Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SPED 6813 - Characteristics and Assessment of Persons with ASD

Three credit hours from SPED 6803 can be applied to the Master of Education in Special Education degree program.


Admissions Requirements

  • Meet Graduate School admission requirements
  • Provide a statement of purpose and current resume