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. For info about licensure click here

Program Benefits

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

Program requirements

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate curriculum was developed in partnership with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)—a leading source of autism training and resources for families and professionals. The program’s emphasis on providing field experiences with individuals across the autism spectrum and across the lifespan complements its curricular focus on translating evidence-based research into practice.

Course Requirements

Certificate Courses: (15 hours)

EDIS 6440 Nature and Characteristics of Students with ASD
EDIS 6480 Assessment, Methods and Materials for Students with ASD
EDIS 6460 Social, Sensory, and Communication Issues for Students with ASD
EDIS 6540 Behavior Support and Intervention for Students with ASD
EDIS 6690 ASD Practicum

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
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0180


Statement of Purpose

As part of the online application process  you will upload a Statement of Purpose which should address:

  • your motivation for pursuing graduate study in your chosen field
  • what you hope to gain through graduate study
  • your career aspirations following completion of the program
  • your personal qualities that relate to your future success as a graduate student



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.