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Online Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

Gain in-depth knowledge of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with this valuable online certificate from Miami University's Department of Educational Psychology, available at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Quick Facts

6-12 months

Program duration

August 15

Next application deadline

Fall 2022

Next program start date

$651.58

Cost per credit hour for Ohio residents

Harness a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gain a broad, up-to-date knowledge of current research and trends related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with this four-course certificate. You'll learn new approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, as well as methods for behavior support and intervention. Make the most of your professional development with practical classroom applications and instruction strategies.

Get Started with Admission

To apply for the online Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Graduate Certificate, you'll need:

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate transcript

Current and newly admitted Miami graduate students (including combined degree students) can apply using the Graduate Student Association Canvas link. Students must be admitted to the certificate program before taking courses for certification.

An Affordable Investment in Your Future

  • Scholarships available: K-12 teachers can apply for the TEAM scholarship, which discounts tuition and fees.
  • Top value: Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. 
  • Strong ROI: Our Oxford campus ranked in the Top 20 Online Colleges for return on investment by OnlineU.
  • Career success: 98% of Master's graduates are successfully employed, continuing education, or in a volunteer/service program.

Curriculum

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

Program Requirements

Course List
Code Title Credit Hours
EDP 479/579 Autism: Introduction and Current Research 3
EDP 482/582 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practice in Teaching Strategies 3
EDP 484/584 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social and Communication Development 3
EDP 485/585 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions 3
Total credit hours 12

Course Descriptions

EDP 479/579 Autism: Introduction and Current Research (3)

This course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The course content examines the psychological, social, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having ASD. Prevalence rates, recent changes in definition/diagnostic criteria (e.g., DSM-5), and controversial issues will be reviewed.

EDP 482/582 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practice in Teaching Strategies (3)

This course will focus on evidence-based teaching strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the inclusive classroom. Students will learn best practices in classroom instruction, including integrating technology and visual supports into the classroom for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

EDP 484/584 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social and Communication Development (3)

This course provides an overview of the unique communication and social characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and teaches an array of strategies and methods for developing social and communication skills. Appropriate supportive frameworks to enhance social and communication development will be explored.

EDP 485/585 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions (3)

This course will focus on evidence-based behavioral supports & interventions for the inclusive classroom for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Students will learn best practices in behavior management, including components of Applied Behavior Analysis, positive reinforcement, contingency plans, and token economy systems.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • identify all diagnostic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder from the DSM-V perspective.
  • identify the range of manifestations on the spectrum.
  • identify marginalization and exclusion practices of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in school systems and policies.
  • identify the ways in which individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder have developed a sense of identity and agency.
  • identify and describe current research and trends regarding etiology, treatment approaches, and systems of support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • 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.

Find Success with Miami's Online ASD Certificate

The online Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) graduate certificate offers educators and other related service personnel a valuable professional development certificate that can directly impact lives. Apply today to better support students on the spectrum with evidence-based practices.