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Autism Spectrum Disorders
The purpose of the ASD graduate certificate plan of study program is to support students in: (1) understanding the characteristics of ASD, (2) locating and linking evidence based instructional practices (e.g., structured learning environments, visual supports, systematic instruction) to the characteristics of ASD, and (3) implementing interventions for individuals with ASD. At the end of the program, students will be able to:
1. Describe the components of a well structured learning environment for individuals with ASD.
2. Locate and evaluate research related to ASD.
3. Describe the characteristics of ASD and link these to evidence based interventions (including assessments) for individuals with ASD.
4. Implement evidence based interventions with individuals with ASD.
Do I have to be a Special Education teacher?
No, The ASD certificate program is designed for professionals (special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, paraeducators/class support staff) and family members of individuals with ASD who already hold a bachelor degrees in education related fields, this is not a requirement of the program.
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.
Generally, GE Programs include:
- At public and private not-for-profit institutions: Title IV-eligible non-degree programs (e.g., certificate and diploma programs).
- At for-profit institutions: All Title-IV eligible instructional programs, degree and non-degree.
Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
Curriculum Guide Versions:
Curriculum Guide by Requirement
- SPED6004, Autism Spectrum Disorders, , 3
- SPED7055, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theory to Practice, , 3 - 6
- CSD7013, Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, , 3
- SPSY8010, Applied Behavior Analysis I, , 3
- SPSY8011, Applied Behavior Analysis II, , 3
With close connections to the community and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, UC is uniqely positioned to offer the ASD certificate program.
Real-World Learning ComponentsRequired teaching experience