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Autism & Significant Support Needs Certificate Program

The Autism and Significant Support Needs Certificate Program is designed for anyone with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The goal of the certificate program is to increase the number of well trained personnel in the areas of autism and significant support needs by providing a culturally responsive curriculum designed to meet the needs of school professionals teaching in these areas.

Certificate Program Requirements: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  Applicants must submit the graduate application to the university and meet all requirements to be accepted. Applicants must also complete the School of Education (SOE) Graduate Program Application, which requires a current résumé, a personal statement, acknowledgment of need for access to individuals with autism or significant support needs, criminal history agreement, and worker's compensation agreement. 

The cost of the program is the same as graduate tuition for degree seeking students. Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request up to three credits of coursework be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements. Students must review certificate program plan with advisor prior to enrollment, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00.  No grade lower than B- will be accepted for the program. 

Autism and Significant Support Needs Certificate Course Requirements:


Complete four (4) of the following:

SEDM 5675: Transition Planning and Instruction
SEDM 5600: Academic Instruction for Students with Autism and Significant Support Needs
SEDM 6250: Effective Behavioral Support Systems
SEDM 5800: Communication Skills for Students with Autism and Significant Support Needs
TEDM 6400: Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration


And complete:

SEDM 6350: Mentoring for Students with Autism and Significant Support Needs

 
If you are interested in getting started with this program, please visit our Graduate Application page.