This unique, 15-credit program was created in response to the increasing number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and is underscored by recent Connecticut legislative actions proposed on behalf of children, adults, and families. It is available to candidates who do not seek a master of arts degree but desire to build expertise.
If you want to enrich your career and gain proficiency in applied educational concepts, principles and practices and work with students with autism spectrum disorders and their families, then the ASD Graduate Certificate is for you.
The Graduate Certificate is appropriate for:
*Autism: Nature and Characteristics is a prerequisite for all other courses
The credits earned in the ASD Graduate Certificate Program may be applied toward a 30-credit Master of Arts degree in Education or Special Education upon admission to the School of Education.
The ASD Certificate Program has been approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education. It was generated through the collaboration of the departments of Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, and The Gengras Center School.
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