Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders (Graduate Certificate)

You will gain an introduction to techniques for assessing and teaching students who are moderate to severe on the autism spectrum. You will study the current research, learn how to assess behavior and how to plan for challenging behaviors.

Your studies will include instruction on how to adapt and modify math lessons for students with special needs and basic techniques for reading and language arts to teach students with special needs in the classes. You must have a teaching license to gain admission into this graduate certificate program.

Program Highlights

  • Includes an internship working with students with moderate to severe autism spectrum disorders at both the elementary and secondary level.
  • Students admitted for fall, spring and summer terms.
  • Can be taken as a student guest by students who only need one or two classes to meet the licensure requirements.
  • Meets education requirements to seek Minnesota licensure upon completion. 

Program Distinctions

  • The Learning Disability Summer Reading and Math Camp helps improve skills for more than 200 students in K-8.
  • Accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children
  • Membership in Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Graduate Director

Dr. Bradley Kaffar

Popular Careers

  • Elementary teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Education specialist

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

Minnesota State Program Report

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length and employment statistics.

Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders (Graduate Certificate)

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