The Advanced Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders program is geared towards those who work or are interested in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum. This online special education certification program is appropriate for educators, health care providers, therapists or program managers in settings ranging from schools, clinics, and hospitals, to group homes and rehabilitation centers.
Emphasizing the lifespan approach to development, students learn multi-disciplinary strategies and methods for diagnosis, assessment, and interventions, while also gaining expertise in matching best practices to individual needs at every stage of life. Much coursework in this behavioral science degree online program features a field work component, during which you will observe the population in a specialized setting; assist in an appropriate capacity; and evolve your perspective through discussions with faculty and peers. With this graduate-level special education certificate, you highlight your expertise and demonstrate a commitment to your own professional development.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV