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College of Education
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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate

The central goal of the certificate program in autism is to provide special education teachers with understanding and skills to provide special education programs for students with autism. Specifically, students will learn the characteristics and causes of autism, identification and assessment procedures, effective educational interventions, program delivery and transition approaches. In addition, students will participate in an advanced practicum under the supervision of a university supervisor and qualified cooperating teacher.

The autism certificate program extends the training of graduate students who have either already completed a M.S. degree in special education or who are currently enrolled in the M.S. program in special education at KSU and wish to add the autism certificate.

Required Courses – 12 credit hours

  • EDSP 841 – Interventions: Low Incidence Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDSP 849 – Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDSP 885 – Practicum in Education of Individuals with Low Incidence Special Education Needs (3 credits)
  • EDSP 889 – Advanced Practicum: Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)

Application Procedure

Students seeking this certificate must submit a Graduate School application indicating the field of study will be the Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate certificate program. This is a separate application from the one for admission into a master’s degree. In addition to the Graduate School application, applicants need to submit the following:

  • An official transcript for the bachelor’s degree and for any subsequent undergraduate and graduate coursework.
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Graduate Certificate

Course Delivery:

Manhattan Campus
Practicum under supervision



Tuition Information:

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