Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate


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This certificate plan is appropriate if you desire specialized training in autism spectrum disorders for school-based populations.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate


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What Can I Do with a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based)?

This certificate plan is appropriate if you desire specialized training in autism spectrum disorders for school-based populations. This graduate certificate through Northern Arizona University prepares candidates to work with parents, teachers, direct care staff or others who support children with ASD. After successfully completing these courses, you will receive an NAU graduate certificate in the area of autism. Successful graduates are qualified to be an Autism Specialist or Autism Support Professional (ASP).

If you are from a disability-related field, you may complete this plan as part of your graduate studies or as a stand-alone certificate.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Some online/blended coursework Required

Purpose Statement

Graduate Certificate program in Autism Spectrum Disorders prepares students to provide leadership to school and/or agency teams in order to meet the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the school setting.  As the number of autism diagnoses continues to climb, the demand for professionals with the knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the ability to adapt teaching and learning environments to support these students has become a strong need in the educational professions.  In our program, teachers and leaders of elementary and secondary institutions learn how to plan and develop meaningful instruction and assessment by using evidence-based instructional strategies that support these students in their classroom and social environments.  Our students also learn how to remain on top of their field, using the most current research to adapt their teaching and leadership practices for students having Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Student Learning Outcomes

Understand the Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Engage in Assessment Practices as Part of a School TeamPlan for Effective and Meaningful InstructionUnderstand and Utilize Evidence-Based Instructional StrategiesEngage in Professional Development and Collaborative Professional Practice

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate


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Additional Admission Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate


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