Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders (GC)

The program is for an individual seeking an initial teaching license, add-on teaching license, or additional knowledge in autism spectrum disorders. Students work with an advisor to determine a plan of study for all courses needed. 

Current Catalog Year
Major / Total Credits
10 / 10
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Program Requirements

Restricted Electives

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate is a variable certificate with 10 to 14 credits.

Core Competency Courses - Choose 7 - 11 Credit(s). This certificate is specifically designed to meet MN Board of Teaching (BOT) Licensure Standards. A student admitted to this program must work with an advisor to determine the exact number of credits needed to meet MN BOT licensure standards.

This course will focus primarily on educational program development for children with autism. Students will learn to build visual schedules and write social stories to affect the behavior of students with autism. Students will learn the importance of individualized program development and legal issues surrounding appropriate programming.

Prerequisites: none

One of 4 required courses for the certificate in ASD. This class will focus on current stressors affecting teachers, caregivers, and family members dealing with issues related to Autism.

Prerequisites: none

Field experience with students with autism spectrum disorders. Designed to professionalize educational experience and ensure license standards competency. Take with SPED 656 (initial) or 659 (add-on license). All course work related to special education must be completed. Professor permission required.

Prerequisites: none

Licensure Requirement - Choose 3 Credit(s). Students without an existing special education license are required to take SPED 656.

This is an accompanying course for initial licensure Special Education teacher candidates in the areas of ASD, DCD, EBD, LD, and ECSE.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an accompanying course for all advanced licensure Special Education teacher candidates.

Prerequisites: none