Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate

This online graduate certificate program is ideal if you desire specialized training in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for school-based populations. 

This program is an approved Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which allows students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll outside of their home state and pay resident tuition. The WICHE states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. For a full list of WRGP programs, see:

All courses are offered online.

This certificate prepares you to serve as an autism support consultant/specialist to:

  • parents
  • teachers
  • direct care staff
  • others who support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Part of a degree or a stand-alone certificate

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. This certificate program may be completed as part of the M.Ed. Special Education (non-certification) program.

Students may also complete this graduate certificate in combination with the PBS graduate certificate, which is a program approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for those seeking certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Programs of Study

Below is a downloadable Program of Study.  This includes complete set of courses and other work that must be successfully completed before qualifying for a degree, diploma, or certificate.

The program of studies is the agreed-upon plan between you and your faculty advisor on completing program requirements.

It is used as a verification document when you apply for graduation.

Your program of study will depend on the date you started.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate

Academic Catalog Listing

See the NAU Academic Catalog for important details on this certificate, including: 

  • Career opportunities for professionals with this certificate
  • Admission requirements
  • Course listing
  • Campuses that offer this certificate

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based), Graduate Certificate

More Information

If you would like to have more information on this program, contact Dr. Susan Marks or schedule an appointment with her at 928-523-8570.