Certificate Program

Autism Spectrum Disorders Online

Further your career with an online Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in 68 individuals. There is a growing demand for highly trained professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the educational and psychosocial needs of individuals with ASD.

Our graduates further their career as advocates for individuals with ASD in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, nonprofits and research organizations.


Autism Spectrum Disorders Online

Advance Your Career

  • Autism Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Educators
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Medical Personnel
  • Speech and Language Pathologists

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  • 5 online courses (15 hrs)
  • Estimate- $6,750
  • Finish in under a year
  • Tuition calculator (select eCampus)


This program does not lead to an initial teacher license. 

Program Benefits

  • THREE start dates throughout the year
  • Seven-week courses
  • 100 percent online
  • Advance your career
  • Enhance your credentials
  • Advance your professional knowledge

Program requirements

To obtain the BGSU Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, participants in this program take five graduate-level courses developed to provide the skills needed to advocate for and support individuals with Autism through a focus on
evidence-based practices and strategies.

All courses are offered 100% online.

Course Requirements

Certificate Courses (15 hours) - Five Autism Spectrum Disorders courses:

  • EDIS 6440: Nature and Characteristics of Students with ASD
  •  EDIS 6460: Social, Sensory & Communication Issues for Students with ASD
  •  EDIS 6480: Assessment, Methods and Materials for Students with ASD
  •  EDIS 6700: Classroom & Behavior Management for Students with ASD
  • EDIS 6750: Evidence Based Practices and Strategies for Students with ASD

Application Requirements

To be accepted into this certificate program, applicants must have bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (when graduate semester hours are 9 or greater).


Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

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Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. There is a non-refundable application fee.


Submit Transcripts

As part of the online application process  you will upload scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be submitted to the Graduate College.

Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score. For information visit the Educational Testing Service website.

Request that transcripts [and test scores, if
applicable] be sent directly to:

Graduate College
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0180


Statement of Purpose

As part of the online application process you will upload a a Statement of Purpose which is required to address the following areas: 

  • Your motivation to pursue graduate study in your chosen field (specifically address autism). 
  • Your professional goals and why you feel our program can support you in meeting these goals. 
  • Your personal attributes, background, and/or experiences that have prepared you for success as a graduate student. 

The statement should also indicate your understanding that the program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Education & Human Development

Autism Spectrum Disorders is the fastest-growing developmental disability, and there is a high demand for trained professionals.

Updated: 07/22/2021 02:53PM