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Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 12
  • Degree: Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate
The certificate program in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is designed to prepare teachers and related service personnel to design and deliver services to children and youth with ASD and their families. ASD are developmental disorders of neurobiological origin that can affect intellectual functioning, social communication, and adaptive behavior function. This 12-credit program offers specialized training in methods of assessment, intervention, and treatment evaluation. This program offers professional development opportunities for autism resource specialists, public and private social service agency staff, personnel at public and private schools, treatment facility personnel, and psychology and education professionals.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.80 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.80 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.80 transferring from outside the University
By the beginning of the program, undergraduate applicants must have earned at least 60 credit hours with a minimum 2.80 GPA. Undergraduate and international students wishing to complete the certificate must be admitted to a degree program at the U of M Twin Cities campus. All applicants must submit the following materials: Completed online application If you are a current U of M student, you only need to submit this form. You do not need to submit transcripts. If you are not a current U of M student and have never submitted your official college transcripts to the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities in the past, you must arrange to have an official transcripts form all colleges or universities you have attended (even if no credit was earned) submitted to the University of Minnesota Admissions office directly from the institution.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
All coursework must be completed for the certificate. Students will have a maximum of four years to do so from the time of admission. Students must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA in certificate coursework to remain in the program.
Required Coursework
Students must complete the following coursework (12 credits).
EPSY 5616W - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving [WI] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5632 - Module 2: Evidence-based Methods for AAC Assessment and Intervention (2.0 cr)
EPSY 5661 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5663 - Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3.0 cr)
 
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EPSY 5616W - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 5632 - Module 2: Evidence-based Methods for AAC Assessment and Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Evidence-based tools to conduct augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessments. AAC intervention plans. Data-driven strategies to evaluate progress.
EPSY 5661 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Knowledge/skills needed to promote learning/success for school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Definition, etiology, and characteristics of ASD. Current research/issues. Collaborative problem solving, family-professional partnerships, educational programming.
EPSY 5663 - Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Selection/use of range of procedures, including non-biased, specific assessments to screen/identify children with autism spectrum disorder. Specific intervention strategies designed to teach beginning communication/social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). prereq: 5661, Special Ed grad or licensure student or instr consent