Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASD Background

Autism Spectrum Disorders Option

The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) option is designed for individuals who have teacher certification in an area of Mild/Moderate Disabilities who wish to enhance their skills through related and advanced course work in ASD.  In-depth analysis of research-based practices specific to assessment, identification, and programming for students with ASD are stressed.  Course work in addition to the core follows.

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
SPE 783 Advanced Assessment to Support Individuals with Developmental & Sensory Disabilites 3 hrs
SPE 625 Introduction to Teaching and Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 hrs
SPE 791 Clinical Practicum for Special Needs Populations 4 hrs
SPE 627 Seminar in Developmental and Sensory Disabilities 3 hrs
SPE 618 Application of Applied Behavior Anaylsis & Interventions in Applied Settings 3 hrs
SPE 626 Applied Behavioral Analysis for Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 hrs
SPE 740 Verbal Behavior 3 hrs
  Electives 6 hrs
  Total 37 hours

* Offered via internet or alternative delivery system based on availability.


A head start on your future

Special education undergraduate students may wish to consider the accelerated master's option, which allows qualifying students to begin earning graduate credit as they complete their undergraduate curriculum.