Autism Graduate Certificate: Teaching
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
–Online Program

Practical Skills for Teaching Autism-Spectrum Students

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This Special Education graduate certificate with an emphasis in Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a fully online program. This certificate is focused on assessing and teaching students K–12 currently identified as having an autism spectrum disorder.

This program is designed for those with a bachelor's degree in Education or a related area, or those who work with children with autism. It will provide you with the instructional and behavior intervention strategies to better accommodate and teach those with autism spectrum disorders. Courses are practical and require students to be able to work with a student with autism/significant support needs in order to complete coursework.

The Autism Graduate Certificate consists of four courses (12 graduate credits) that can be completed in as little as two academic terms. This online program offers the freedom to attend from anywhere. Students and professors will occasionally interact online synchronously (at the same time) via web cam in some certificate courses. You can begin the program any academic term. See the Course of Study or Get Started sections below for more information.

Improve your ability to teach students with autism in a variety of K–12 settings. As the incidence of autism spectrum disorders increases, so does the need for organizations and educators to be able to effectively teach this population of students. Contact us or apply now to advance your skills in teaching children with autism.

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Autism Graduate Certificate—Academic Program Coordinator

Tracy Mueller, Ph.D.
tracy.mueller@unco.edu
(970) 351-1664


Course of Study

This Special Education Graduate Certificate with an emphasis in Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders consists of 4 courses (12 total credit hours), which are all taken online. Students and professors will occasionally interact online synchronously (at the same time) via web cam in some certificate courses.

  • EDSE 678: Strategies for Students with Autism/Significant Needs (3)
  • EDSE 625: Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (3)
  • EDSE 624: Communication, Sensory, and Social Skills: Strategies for Working with Students with Autism Spectrum (3)
  • EDSE 626: Instructional and Behavioral Interventions for Students on Autism Spectrum (3)

Two courses are provided each academic term (Fall, Spring and Summer) and you can begin the program in any term. For a list of courses scheduled for upcoming terms, visit the Autism Graduate Certificate Current Students page. You can finish the certificate in two terms if you take both courses offered each term, or you may spread the courses out over more terms if you desire.

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