Online Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Are you passionate about working with individuals with autism? Arizona State University’s graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) allows you to understand ASD characteristics and learn support strategies. You’ll also complete practical experiences, preparing you for professional or personal work with autistic children and adults.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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What skills will I earn in this autism certificate program?
In this program, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, common treatment techniques, learning strategies and ways to collaborate with other professionals in the field. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice applying some of these techniques with an individual with autism.
Additional skills you’ll build that apply to working in the field or better supporting individuals with ASD in your personal life include:
- Applying the behaviorist perspective and relevant techniques.
- Interventions to support individuals with ASD, especially in school settings.
- Understanding the concerns of individuals with autism and their support systems.
Who can benefit from earning an autism certificate?
A broad range of people who care for and support the growth and development of autistic individuals may benefit from this program. The curriculum provides action-oriented strategies and interventions for family members and professionals, such as:
If you’re interested in pursuing licenses, endorsements or certifications, you must contact your state education agency to determine if the program meets local requirements and fulfills your needs.
Featured ASD certificate courses
Courses in this autism certificate focus on learning about ASD attributes and implementing support strategies. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with an individual with ASD in a 45-hour practicum experience. This will allow you to gain experience and practice techniques you learn in class. Courses may include:
Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Measurement, Data Display, Interpretation and Experimental Design
Applied Behavior Analysis in Inclusive Settings
Behavior Analytic Assessment
Behavior Change Procedures: Implementing Interventions in Behavior Analysis
Consultation Frameworks and Issues
Controversial Therapies; Science, Fad and Pseudoscience in Educational Settings
What can I do with an autism graduate certificate?
Upon earning this certificate, you can create and deploy strategies for supporting individuals with ASD in education, clinical or workplace settings. You’ll have the knowledge needed to pursue roles, such as special education coordinator, family support educator, classroom paraprofessional and more. You may also have opportunities to advance in your current career. Positions you might already be working in include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the autism spectrum disorder certificate online must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
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