Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate

Miami University’s Department of Educational Psychology offers a valuable certificate with practical classroom applications for undergraduate students interested in in-depth knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Students will develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention. This non-sequential, 4-course online certificate program addresses the following topics:

  • Current research and trends
  • Methods for classroom instruction
  • Approaches to social-emotional & communicative skills
  • Methods for behavior support & intervention

Student Learning Outcomes

• Students will be able to identify all diagnostic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder from the DSM-V perspective.

• Students will be able to identify the range of manifestations on the spectrum.

• Students will be able to identify marginalization and exclusion practices of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in school systems and policies.

• Students will be able to identify the ways in which individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder have developed a sense of identity and agency.

• Students will be able to identify and describe current research and trends regarding etiology, treatment approaches, and systems of support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

• Students will be able to identify, describe, and develop systems of evidence-based support and intervention for school-aged individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the areas of academic development, communication, and social interaction.

Undergraduate Courses: (12 credits total)

EDP 479 – Autism: Introduction and Current Research
EDP 482 – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practice in Teaching Strategies
EDP 484
– Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social and Communication Development
EDP 485 – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions

Courses may be taken in any order and are offered in all academic terms (fall, winter, spring, and summer). Courses are taught entirely online.

Contact Information

Molly Kelly, Chief Departmental Advisor
(513) 529-1711 or (513) 529-6621
kellyem1@miamioh.edu