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Autism Spectrum Disorders Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Education
College of Education and Human Service Professions
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Contact Information
Continuing Education, University of Minnesota Duluth, 403 Darland Administration Building, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-8113; 800-627-3529; fax: 218-726-7888)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
This certificate program is intended for students who are interested in training in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The program is designed for special education teachers, prospective teachers, paraprofessionals, and other related professionals who work with children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. The three-course, online series offers the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and expertise in the area of 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 one year.
Program Delivery
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.50.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and have a preferred undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 or a graduate GPA of at least 2.70.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Required Coursework (12 cr)
SPED 5250 - Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3.0 cr)
SPED 5270 - Methods for Teaching Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (4.0 cr)
SPED 5260 - Language and Social Skills for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (4.0 cr)
 
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SPED 5250 - Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01446 - SpEd 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Includes history, definitions, assessment, characteristics, legal aspects, varying perspectives, and etiology of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
SPED 5270 - Methods for Teaching Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01448 - SpEd 4270/5270
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
In-depth assessment, environmental factors, curricular options, instructional strategies, behavioral programming, material for teaching, sensory integration strategies, IEP/IIIP development and implementation, and technology on the continuum of placements for children and youth with ASD. prereq: 4250 or 5250 or instructor consent
SPED 5260 - Language and Social Skills for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01447 - SpEd 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Specialized instruction in the foundation of language development, social stories, augmented and alternative communication systems, theory of mind, social skill development and play. prereq: 4250 or 5250 and 4270 or 5270