Inclusive Education

Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder will prepare teachers to meet the needs of students with autism. According to the National Center for Disease Control (2014), an average of 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder -- a number that has increased tremendously in the last decade. It is likely that all teachers will have students with autism in their classrooms at some point in their career.

Program of Study

INED 7775 - Nature of Autism: Theory & Educational Practices (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to familiarize the learner with an overview of characteristics, etiology, empirical-based treatments, and prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Additionally, this courses aims to inform participants with the knowledge and skill to effectively facilitate a learning environment in which individuals with ASD are successful.  Effective teaching strategies, classroom organization, and collaboration with professionals and families will be introduced, evaluated, and discussed.   

INED 7776 - Assessment & Diagnosis of Individuals with Autism [field component] (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze the process of assessing and diagnosing individuals with autism.  Participants will be introduced to strategies and skills that are needed for conducting ongoing classroom-based assessments. By the end of the course, participants will be able to interpret assessment data and translate it into meaningful educational interventions and progress monitoring. This course contains a field component.

INED 7720 - Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (3 Credit Hours)

This course focuses on developing skills in implementing proactive strategies for positive behavior and academic supports. Candidates will apply research-based principles and strategies through an application project with a student with challenging behaviors. This course includes a field experience.

TOTAL: 9 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & How to Apply

Non Degree Seeking: Certificates | Endorsements | KSU Certificates
Graduate Admissions:
Financial Aid:


Summer April 1

Contact Us

For more information please call (470) 578-6043 or Email us at