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This Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based) from Northern Arizona University  prepares candidates to work with parents, teachers, direct care staff or others who support children with ASD. After successfully completing these courses, you will receive an NAU graduate certificate in the area of autism. Successful graduates are qualified to be an Autism Specialist or Autism Support Professional (ASP).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Engage in Assessment Practices as Part of a School Team
  • Plan for Effective and Meaningful Instruction
  • Understand and Utilize Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies
  • Engage in Professional Development and Collaborative Professional Practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Introduction to Positive Behavior Support
  • Methods in Special Education: Low Incidence/Severe Profound Disabilities
  • Fieldwork Experience
  • Advanced Methods and Assessment in Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Prerequisites (may be completed concurrently with the program)
Introduction to Special Education or Foundations of Special Education in Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Responses to specific essay questions
  • Prior experience in the field
  • IVP Fingerprint clearance card

Tuition Fee

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    24484 USD/year
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    24484 USD/year
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  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
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Online study mode: $575 per credit

Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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