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Autism Spectrum Disorders : Distance Learning

What is Autism Spectrum Disorders : Distance Learning?

The ASD graduate certificate plan of study program supports students in:

  • understanding the characteristics of ASD,
  • locating and linking evidence based instructional practices (e.g., structured learning environments, visual supports, systematic instruction) to the characteristics of ASD, and
  • implementing interventions for individuals with ASD. 

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a well structured learning environment for individuals with ASD.
  • Locate and evaluate research related to ASD.
  • Describe the characteristics of ASD and link these to evidence based interventions (including assessments) for individuals with ASD.
  • 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/ 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.

Curriculum Guides

Advising

For information on the application process for the ASD certificate program, please email Ms. Wendy Riordan at wendy.riordan@uc.edu.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

With close connections to the community and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, UC is uniqely positioned to offer the ASD certificate program. 

Freshman Admission Requirements

Prospective students will complete the on-line application for their requested program by the posted application deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials and support documents are successfully submitted. Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed.

Transcripts:

Providing academic records during the application process. All applicants are required to upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Applicants should NOT send official transcripts as part of the application process.

Providing academic records after admission. Once an applicant has been extended an offer of admission to the University of Cincinnati and has accepted the offer, s/he must submit an official transcript showing conferral of a baccalaureate degree or higher as soon as possible to the address below. The university defines “official” transcripts as transcripts that have been received from a secure, authenticated issuing institution and bears validation (e.g., a seal, logo, or watermark), including a date, and an appropriate signature. Official transcripts MUST be sent forward in their original, sealed envelope. The absolute final deadline for submission of official transcripts is one week before the start of the student’s first semester. Students will NOT be allowed to complete a full semester without providing verification of an earned baccalaureate degree or higher. Any discrepancy later found between student-provided unofficial transcripts and official transcripts will be grounds for dismissal. Official Transcripts should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
2614 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

UC Alumni

Students who have received degrees from the University of Cincinnati do not need to submit official paper copies of their UC transcripts.

Students with degrees received in China

Applicants who have received degrees in China will upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Unofficial transcripts do NOT need to be verified at this stage of the application process.

After being accepted to join a graduate program

Applicants who have earned a degree in China must submit an English-version verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) of their final transcripts and degree certificates. All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati directly by the CDGDC to be considered official. No other verification will be accepted. Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGDC after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after conferral.

Verification reports can be ordered at the following websites:

Verification reports are due to the Graduate School one week prior to the start of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports on time will result in a student being placed in non-matriculated status and loss of his/her student visa status. Verification reports should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
2614 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

Application Deadlines

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Notification By

Fall

7/1

8/1

Spring

11/15

12/15

Summer

4/1

4/15

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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.

http://cech.uc.edu/content/dam/cech/student_services_center/docs/Gainful_Employment_Disclosure/ASD.html

Quick Facts

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders : Distance Learning

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

PO Box 210002
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: (513) 556-4189
Wendy Riordan
Wendy.Riordan@uc.edu