Why earn a graduate autism certificate online?

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This part-time, flexible online Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate certificate is designed for parents, practitioners or professionals who work with individuals with ASD. It provides you with the skills and tools you need to effectively address the many and varied challenges they face.

UND's online graduate autism program will allow you to:

  • Learn research supported methods for working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Pervasive Developmental Disorders and their caregivers/families.
  • Receive specialized training and resources designed for professionals, parents and other caregivers.
  • Review the latest research on providing quality, lifelong services.
  • Gain access to a support network for families, practitioners and professionals who work with individuals that have ASD or PDD in rural settings.

Accreditation by CAEP

The online graduate certificate is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Autism Spectrum Disorder Program at UND

  • Designed for parents, practitioners, or professionals who work with individuals with ASD.

  • Learn from highly qualified instructors with more than 60 years of combined experience in working with children who have special needs and their families.

  • Get help from responsive faculty, one-on-one advising and customized program of study - all online.

Careers Helping Those with Autism


1 in 59 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder



Median annual salary for special education teachers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graduates of this online program are ready to serve individuals with ASD in a variety of settings including at home or in schools, hospitals, state and private institutions, or other human service agencies. You'll gain understanding in:

  • History, characteristics and theories associated with the spectrum.
  • Programs and methods that are most commonly applied in practice with persons with ASD or are most frequently discussed in professional literature.
  • Chronic stressors experienced by caregivers and family members of persons with ASD.
  • Career/vocational options as related to the transition from high school through adult life.
  • Legal issues related to the provision of lifelong supports for persons with ASD.
  • Role and future of medicine and interventions for persons with ASD, including issues related to conducting wellness examinations, medication treatments available and treatments currently being studied.

When You Earn a Graduate Certificate in ASD

An Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate certificate gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Autism (Therapies)
  • Curriculum Development
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Psychotherapy

UND Autism Spectrum Disorders Alumni

Autism Spectrum Disorders alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Public Schools
  • Abbott & Burckhart Therapy
  • Acute, LLC
  • American Airlines Group, Inc.
  • Anne Carlsen Center

ASD Graduate Certificate Online Courses