The online Autism Specialist Graduate Certificate is ideal for practitioners who want to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorders in particular and neurodiversity in general. The certificate is designed for professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields who wish to support individuals with ASD using evidence based practice strategies.
This program offers a high quality, practitioner-oriented approach that is committed to developing highly-qualified and effective professionals.
The Autism Specialist Certificate is 15-credits, available online in asynchronous format. The certificate can be combined with another to count toward a Master of Science in Education in Special Education. Students must earn grades of C or better in each course with an overall GPA of 3.0 higher in certificate coursework.
Courses for the Autism Specialist Certificate may include;
Fill out a Request Information Form to get in touch with a program representative about the Graduate Transition Specialist online graduate certificate program.
To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.
If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.
International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.
Online Autism Specialist certificate program at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $582.50 USD per credit as a resident and $1,142.49 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2022-23 academic year.
If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.