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Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
This certificate plan is appropriate if you desire specialized training in autism spectrum disorders for school-based populations.


This certificate plan is appropriate if you desire specialized training in autism spectrum disorders for school-based populations. This graduate certificate through 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).

If you are from a disability-related field, you may complete this plan as part of your graduate studies or as a stand-alone certificate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    Introduction To Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Introduction To Positive Behavior Support
    Advanced Methods in Special Education: Moderate to Severe Disabilities
    Fieldwork Experience
    Advanced Methods and Assessment in Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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).

NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution

Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.Transcripts

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1055 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1055 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1055 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1055 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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