Autism Spectrum Disorders

General

Program Title

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Degree Designation

GC

Award Type

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate/Licensure program provides advanced, specialized training for teachers pursuing K - Age 21 autism licensure in the state of Minnesota. A teaching license is required for admission into this program, which is offered collaboratively through the Department of Special Education in the School of Education and the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Counseling and Community Psychology in the School of Health and Human Services.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is not required

  • 2.75 GPA over the last two years of undergraduate program.

    Program Requirements

    This program provides coursework for a graduate certificate which can lead to teacher licensure.

    Core (19 credits): SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 515, SPED 516, SPED 519, SPED 531.

    Specialization (13 credits): SPED 623, CSD 624, CPSY 627, SPED 628, SPED 629.

    Additional Requirements for Students with Secondary and K-12 Licenses: SPED 513, SPED 518.

Notes

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

A teacher of special education: autism spectrum disorders understands the foundations of special education services for students with autism spectrum disorders on which to base practice.

Outcome

A teacher of special education: autism spectrum disorders understands and applies principles of prevention and intervening early and procedures for referral, assessment, evaluation, individualized planning, programming, and placement specific to teaching students with autism spectrum disorders

Outcome

A teacher of special education: autism spectrum disorders understands how to use individualized education program plans to design, implement, monitor, and adjust instruction for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Outcome

A teacher of special education: autism spectrum disorders cultivates and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with children and youth, families, educators, other professionals, and the community to support development and educational progress.

Outcome

A teacher of special education: autism spectrum disorders applies the standards of effective practice through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences in teaching children and youth with autism spectrum disorders in birth through preschool, primary (kindergarten through grade 4), and secondary (grades 5 through 12, including transition programs) settings across a range of service delivery models

Degree Maps

Major Code

8182

Program Code

340130424