Certificate - Autism Spectrum Disorders

Discover the ways that autism spectrum disorders challenge a student in the areas of communication, socialization and behaviors, and affect a student’s thinking and perceiving; sensory processing; and motor, vocational, academic and organizational skills. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to positively impact pre-school, elementary, teen and young adult learners with autism spectrum disorders in both classroom and community settings. We'll prepare you to help every student succeed. That's what it means to be all for the common good.

In addition to online, we offer 6 special education licenses and M.A. programs face to-face. Join us for an upcoming virtual (online) information session where we can answer your individual questions and help you start your journey to serving children, families and communities.

Format: Online

Start Dates: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer I, Summer II

Please see college website for current dates.

Application Deadline: Please see college website for application deadlines by term.

Class Length: 8 weeks

Tech Support: Tutorials, orientations and 7 days a week tech support.


Accreditation: HLC (Higher Learning Commission), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). All of our programs address teacher licensure requirements established by the state of Minnesota and approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

In addition to the license and MA option, we also offer an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate.

This includes 12-15 courses of these graduate level courses:

SPED 750: Survey of Exceptionality

SPED 785: Behavior Management

SPED 716: Fundamentals for Students with Mild to Moderate Needs

SPED 702: Social and Communication Skills ASD

SPED 703: Methods and Materials ASD