Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

Program Information

College: Health, Education and Social Transformation

Program Credits: 12 credits

Program Length: 1-2 years

Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40

Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

Program Chair: Dr. Yvonne Moreno


NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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