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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The 100% online Autism Education Certificate will prepare highly qualified educators (general educators and special educators) and related service providers to provide evidence-based practices and supports to students with autism and other developmental disabilities. Scholars completing the certificate program will be able to deliver EBPs that are effective across developmental domains, can ameliorate negative effects, and improve long-term outcomes of student achievement. This graduate certificate may serve as a stand-alone credential or be applied towards a master’s degree.

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Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline: May 15
  • Spring deadline: October 15
  • Summer deadline: March 15

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report (optional)