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Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate

College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2017. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2024
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 12
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
This program is designed for special education teachers, prospective teachers, paraprofessional, and other related professional who work with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The three course online series offers the opportunity to expand knowledge and expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Participants in the 12 credit certificate will learn research based best practices in the field of ASD, consistent with Minnesota Department of Education competencies. The certificate is designed to be completed in three semesters and must be taken in the order listed. Students must begin coursework in the summer semester.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 60 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program or its approved equivalent.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits completed in compliance with University of Minnesota Duluth academic policies with credit limits (e.g., Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory Grading Policy, Credit for Prior Learning, etc).
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. At least half of upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits that satisfy major requirements (major requirements includes all courses required for the major, including courses in a subplan) through UMD.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative University of Minnesota (UMN) GPA required for graduation is 2.00 and includes only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UMN GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major, minor, and certificate. No academic unit may impose a higher GPA standard to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, licensure, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Required Courses
SPED 4250 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
SPED 4270 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
SPED 4260 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
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· College of Education and Human Service Professions

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· Autism Spectrum Disorders Sample Plan

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· Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
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