Autism Spectrum Disorder Education: Advanced
The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Education: Advanced (also known as an ASD teaching endorsement) focuses on in-depth preparation for working with students with autism spectrum disorders in K-12 settings. Candidates are required to have Michigan teacher certification at either the elementary or secondary level, and at least one prior special education endorsement.
Michigan teachers who do not have a prior special education endorsement may consider our Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder Education: Basic.
Candidates who wish to apply coursework from the Advanced Graduate Certificate in ASD to the M.Ed. in Special Education with ASD Concentration (endorsement) would be better served by applying directly to the M.Ed. in Special Education with ASD Concentration. Credits from the certificate program may be applied to the degree only if the student requests in writing to transfer the degree prior to completion of the certificate.
If you are not a teacher and are not intending to pursue teacher certification but are interested in expanding your knowledge of and skills in working with individuals affected by ASD, please consider our Graduate Certificate in Autism for Multiple Disciplines.
Plan of Study - Please see a sample Plan of Study showing the required courses in this 19 credit graduate certificate program.
Practicum/Student Teaching* In partial fulfillment of the requirements to earn this credential, the Michigan Department of Education requires that candidates complete a minimum of 180 clock hours in a supervised practicum experience teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. The practicum is offered as the final experience required for K-12 certification in ASD. The specific nature of the experience will be individually determined at the time of approval of the practicum request.
*The practicum must be completed at a site approved by the faculty advisor.
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree
- Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
- Hold (or be eligible for) a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate (elementary or secondary certification
- Hold a prior special education endorsement in Michigan
- Demonstrate potential for success in the program
Download an application packet. Read through the application packet carefully and submit all other required application paperwork to the designated areas.
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- Application Type: Grad – Graduate Certificate
- Planned Course of Study: Online and/or Hybrid Program: Grad Cert in Autism Spectrum
**OU’s Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder Education: Advanced meets the MDE requirements for the teaching endorsement, and our Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder Education: Advanced is financial aid eligible.