Special Education - Autism (Graduate Certificate)

Special Education - Autism (Graduate Certificate)

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Special Education - Autism (Graduate Certificate)

Special Education - Autism (Graduate Certificate)

The Autism certificate program will provide you with advanced specialized training to work with early childhood children through high school students with autism spectrum disorders. You will develop advanced professional educational opportunities while expanding your professional knowledge and expertise. You must have a teaching license to gain admission into this graduate certificate program.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for professionals in a variety of fields who work with young clients on the autism spectrum
  • Consists of three core courses offered consecutively during the summer
  • Can be completed in one summer
  • Offered jointly by the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling and Community Psychology and the Special Education
  • The program does not lead to licensure, which can be sought through the Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate Program

Program Distinctions

  • St. Cloud State University offers a special education master's degree and six graduate certificates in special education

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring Jan. 1 Oct. 15 Jan. 1
Summer May 1 Feb. 15 May 1

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Bradley Kaffar

Popular Careers

  • Social worker
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Speech-language pathologist

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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