Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) Postbaccalaureate Certificate program is designed for practicing educators who work with children from birth to age 8 and are interested in developing additional competencies for working with young children with ASDs. The certificate program addresses proactive strategies for working with young children with autism, families, and other professionals. Curriculum in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Postbaccalaureate Certificate program is based on current research in the field of autism and coursework focuses on applied theory, ethics, and professionalism in both the general education and special education settings. Those who could benefit from the Autism Spectrum Disorders Postbaccalaureate Certificate program include special educators, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, tutors, early intervention specialists, parent educators, social service professionals, early childhood teachers and development professionals, and inclusion teachers.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.
The Autism Spectrum Disorders Postbaccalaureate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 24 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Explain the common characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorders in young children.
- Design materials for effectively communicating with professionals, parents, and caregivers of young children with autism spectrum disorders.
- Identify specific strategies to modify a classroom environment and structure to meet the needs of young children with autism spectrum disorders.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. By the end of first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
If you enroll in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Postbaccalaureate Certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Grid to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
|CE340||Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children||6|
|CE350||Language and Social Skill Development for Young Children With Autism||6|
|CE440||Teaching Young Children With Autism||6|
|CE450||Behavior Intervention and Strategies for Working With Young Children With Autism||6|
|Total Major Requirements||24|