Why earn an autism spectrum disorders certificate?

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Aug. 16
Dec. 15
May 1

Through this online ASD certificate program, you'll gain the skills and tools needed to effectively address the many and varied challenges individuals with autism face.

UND's online undergraduate autism spectrum disorder certificate program will allow you to:

  • Understand the characteristics of ASD and the impact on individuals with ASD and their families.
  • Learn specific, evidence-based strategies to support individuals with ASD across a variety of settings.
  • Understand the educational and vocational supports needed by individuals with ASD, including frequently used accommodations.

CAEP Accredited Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate

UND's online autism spectrum disorders certificate is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Program

  • Designed for parents, grandparents, general educators, administrators, office professionals, paraprofessionals and others who work with individuals with ASD.

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

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

Careers with an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate


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 autism in a variety of settings including:

  • Home
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • State and private institutions
  • Human service agencies

You'll gain an 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 being studied.

What can I do with an autism spectrum disorder certificate?

An Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate gives you the skills you need, including:

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

Our graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

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

Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Courses