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    Jun 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Autism Spectrum Disorder Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered fully online.


This 12-hour program of study provides teachers with additional expertise in the field of educating students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is anticipated that these courses will meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Education’s Endorsement in the field of autism. Emphasis is placed on assessment and diagnosis of ASD, understanding the nature of autism, the use of assistive and instructional technology and positive behavior support. Meaningful application of knowledge and skills is required through the extensive field-based experiences.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered fully online. Students will need a headset with a microphone for real-time meetings, access to high-speed internet, email, Word, PowerPoint, PDF files and a media video player.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

In addition applicants should have approximately 30 credit hours of coursework in education or a related field (speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy that deals with students with severe/profound disabilities).

Preference will be given to professional practitioners who have minimum one-year experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.

Time Limit / Average Time to Completion

The approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


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