Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

NMSU Online degree programs are designed to serve students who want to pursue a program or course(s) via technology (100% online, hybrid or ITV formats) . NMSU Online offers programs in online and hybrid formats for Certificates, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Graduate Certificates, and Doctorates,  as well as and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

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The Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders helps prepare highly qualified personnel, including special education teachers, speech/language pathologists, educational diagnosticians, school psychologists, and social workers to work with children with ASD and their families.  The courses comprising the requirements for the certificate include patterns of development in autistic spectrum disorders, theories of underlying deficits and strengths, general and specific strategies of intervention, classroom-based approaches to communication, behavior, and social development, and methods of evaluating effectiveness as recommended by the National Research Council.  The certificate is offered to students at the, masters and doctoral levels.

College: Education
Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 12 credits
Program Length: 1 - 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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OccupationsSalary Range
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education$41,380 - $101,980
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education$40,970 - $99,890
Special Education Teachers, All Other$47,650 - $98,990
Teachers and Instructors, All OtherN/A

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

The College of Education’s programs have specialized accreditations from eight different accrediting agencies.

Contact Information
Name:Dr. Elizabeth Cahill
Title:Assistant Professor
Phone: 575 646-5702