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
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Online Students
Pay In-State Tuition


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.


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