Online Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate
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ASU’s Graduate Certificate in autism spectrum disorders is ideal for educators, interventionists, psychologists, pathologists, behavior analysts, or family members who want to enhance their preparation for working with children and adults affected with autism spectrum disorders.
There is growing demand for professionals who understand the issues and needs of individuals affected with autism. Autism now affects as many as one in every 68 children nationwide. The online Graduate Certificate in autism spectrum disorders program is delivered by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. The program is valuable for those interested in the fields of counseling, social work, speech pathology, various fields of therapy, teaching and program management in any area which provides services to individuals on the autism spectrum.
This 15-credit hour certificate program consists of 5 classes. The graduate certificate can be completed within a two-year period along with a graduate degree or as a stand-alone certificate.
NOTE: Students interested in sitting for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination should apply for the Master's in curriculum and instruction: applied behavior analysis or as a non-degree seeking student, depending on interest and need.
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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the innovation capabilities of individual educators, schools and organizations, districts, and communities. We know educators are the startup engines of individual minds and society.
ASU is ranked No. 11 in the world in the subject area of education according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. MLFTC is ranked #16 according to the US News and World Report 2020 survey of graduate colleges of education in the US.
The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge by drawing on a range of academic disciplines including cognitive science, sociology and psychology, gaining insight into important questions about student experience and outcomes. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.
Graduates with an ASU Online overview of autism spectrum disorder graduate certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Applicants are eligible to apply if they have earned a minimum of a bachelor's degree (business, economics, education, psychology or equivalent) or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants are required to submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- Personal statement describing the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this certificate
- Proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
GRE scores are not required for admission.
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