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If you are interested in training in Autism Spectrum Disorders, this certificate program is intended for you. The program is designed for special education teachers, prospective teachers, paraprofessionals, and other related professionals who work with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The three-course online series offers the opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Participants in the 12 credit certificate will learn research based best practices in the field of ASD, consistent with Minnesota Department of Education competencies. The certificate is designed to be completed in three semesters and must be taken in the order listed below. Students must begin coursework in the summer semester.
ASD Certificate Courses
Total Required Credits – 12
Offered Summer Semester Only
Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders (4)
Offered Fall Semester Only
Methods for Teaching Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders(4)
Offered Spring Semester Only
| Language and Social Skills for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum
( prereq 4250 or 5250 and 4270 or 5270)
Current TUITION & FEE RATES - This certificate is not eligible for financial aid.
To be admitted to the undergraduate certificate, you must have completed 60 semester credits, have an overall GPA of 2.5, and have satisfactorily completed at least two-thirds of the most recent 30 semester credits attempted.
Note: If you have completed a bachelor's degree, you may choose to earn the certificate at the undergraduate level. Once admitted to the undergraduate certificate, you will not be allowed to change your undergraduate certificate credits to graduate certificate credits at a later time.
To be admitted to the graduate* certificate, you must have completed a bachelor's degree before taking your first course for the certificate, and you must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a graduate GPA of 2.7. To earn the graduate certificate, you must be enrolled for graduate-level credit and pay the departmental graduate tuition rate for all courses applying to the certificate. Some of the graduate certificate credits earned may later apply toward a graduate degree, pending acceptance into a graduate program.
IMPORTANT: you must decide what level of the certificate you want to pursue BEFORE enrolling in your first course for the certificate.
All three courses must be taken at the same level; for example, graduate certificate students enroll for departmental graduate credit in all three courses and undergraduate certificate students enroll for undergraduate credit.
All courses will be offered through internet-delivered Moodle.. To be successful in the courses, CEHSP strongly recommends that computers meet the specifications listed here. For technology support for the courses, contact the ITSS Help Desk at 218/726-8847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The graduate certificate is not affiliated with the Twin Cities University of Minnesota Graduate School. Credit is earned at the UMD departmental graduate level.
For more information on certificate programs:
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