Advanced Graduate Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders

This graduate certificate program provides educators in regular and special education settings with the background and fieldwork needed to effectively assist children identified with Autism spectrum disorders. Families and other professionals, such as school administrators, guidance and adjustment counselors, social workers, nurses, and occupational and physical therapists, working with children on the Autism spectrum may also benefit from this program.

Apply

To apply to this program, please visit our graduate admissions section here.

Curriculum

The four course sequence includes information on the characteristics and challenges associated with autism spectrum disorders as well as research based interventions for the classroom and home. You will study applied behavior analysis and have an opportunity to explore ways to assist families with children identified with autism spectrum disorders.

Students matriculated in the MEd in Special Education Professional Licensure program may use the courses in the certificate program as content electives, creating a concentration in Autism spectrum disorders. Students matriculated in other Salem State graduate programs may take individual courses in the certificate program. In this instance, individual courses may be used as electives with pre-approval of the appropriate graduate program coordinator.