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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) certificate is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical conceptualizations of ASD, as well as the skills needed to develop and implement evidence-based lifespan intervention programs, collaborate successfully as a member of intervention teams, support individuals with ASD who are served within general and special education contexts, and effectively address the needs of families. certificate program provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes didactic and applied learning experiences under the direction of recognized ASD scholars. 

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, official transcript(s), minimum 3.000 GPA, two letters of recommendation and goal statement.

Course Title Credits
SPA 6/74309 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theory and Diagnosis 1 3
SPA 6/74310 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Life Span Interventions 2 3
SPA 6/74501 Social Communication Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 53030 Applied Behavior Analysis I 3
Choose one of the following: 3
SPED 6/73030 Pharmacological Intervention in SPED (3)  
SPED 63959 Medical Aspects of Lifespan Disabilities (3)  
Choose from the following: 1-3
SPA 6/84096 Individual Investigation: SPA (1-3)  
SPA 6/84098 Research in SPA (1-3)  
SPA 64199 Thesis I (2-3)  
SPED 53031 Applied Behavior Analysis II (3)  
SPED 63995 Special Topics in Special Education (3)  
SPED 6/73949 Autism Spectrum Disorders Capstone (1-3)  
  1. This course is crosslisted with SPED 64309
  2. This course is crosslisted with SPED 64310