Autism Certificate Program
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Graduate Certificate
This certificate is interdisciplinary and will provide skills and understanding for identifying and working with individuals with ASD. The purpose of the certificate program is to offer professional development opportunities for special educators, general educators, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, medical personnel, and educational consultants, who want to support the growth, development, and learning of individuals with ASD. The courses may be used toward a Master of Education in Special Education.
The program is currently offered only in an online (100% web-based) format.
The following five courses must be completed to obtain the Autism Spectrum Disorders certificate. Because each course builds on the previous courses, they must be taken in this order:
• Nature and Characteristics of Students with ASD (EDIS 6440)
• Assessment, Methods, & Materials for Students with ASD (EDIS 6480)
• Social, Sensory, & Communication Issues for Students with ASD (EDIS 6460)
• Behavior and Classroom Management (EDIS 6540)
• Practicum for Students with Disabilities (EDIS 6520)
All courses require field experience hours with individuals with ASD.
Who should consider this certificate?
The certificate program in autism is open for all educators, speech/language pathologists, medical personnel, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, school administrators, school counselors, etc.
To be accepted into this program, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:
• Have a Bachelor’s degree from an approved undergraduate program.
• Have completed EDIS 5310 (3) Teaching Students with Special Needs (or its equivalent)
• Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 or a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
Prospective students must apply for admission to BGSU by submitting the online graduate application and transcripts to the Graduate College. 1-2 letters of reference should be sent to the School of Intervention Services. For more details regarding the graduate college admission requirements and a link to the online application, click on the following link: http://www.bgsu.edu/gradcoll/page24959.html
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For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa/page126563.html
For more information, contact:
School of Intervention Services
College of Education and Human Development
451 Education Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403