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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a growing issue for families across the country. Teachers and other service providers want and need more intense training devoted entirely to FASD. Children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are in schools, daycares, and mental health agencies across the state and nation. The courses are aligned with research-based best practices in the field of ASD.
This certificate, offered entirely online, is designed for special education teachers, prospective teachers, and other related professionals who work with children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. This certificate holds the distinction of being the only program of its kind in the State of Minnesota.
This three-course online certificate offers the opportunity to expand knowledge and expertise in the area of FASD. Participants will learn research-based best practices in this area. The certificate is designed to be completed in three semesters and must be completed in the order listed below. Students must begin coursework in the summer semester.
Total credits = 12
Offered Summer Semester Only
|Foundations of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
(4 cr) (Prereq - Jr or Sr, Cr will not be given if already granted for 5850)
Offered Fall Semester Only
|Social and Communication Skills for FASD (4 cr) (Prereq - 4850/5850)|
Offered Spring Semester Only
|Professional Methods for Working with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (4 cr) (Prereq - 4860/5860)|
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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:
218-726-8149 or email@example.com