Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders has a focused curriculum designed to prepare graduates to effectively work with children and students across the autism spectrum.

This certificate program provides critical knowledge and practical skills to help address a disorder that is estimated to affect approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States.  Students complete a four-course sequence that includes a field work component. 

In order to enroll in the online graduate certificate, a Bachelor’s degree is required.

Note that this program does not lead to initial teacher certification or licensure.

Please find additional information on the webpage for the program.  

To be considered for admission, prospective students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA greater than 3.0. Applicants with an Undergraduate GPA below 3.0 should contact an admission advisor for information about provisional admissions.

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements. These requirements are located here.

For more information about our admission requirements, visit the Department of Special Education website.


  • SPED 760 – Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • SPED 860 – Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • SPED 790 – Methods for Learners with Higher-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger Disorder (3 credits)
  • SPED 785 – Application of Assessment Information for Exceptional Children & Youth: Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)
  • SPED 772 – Observation and Participation with Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (1 credit)

Please note: Course list and sequence is subject to change.