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Autism Specialist Certificate (UW-Whitewater)

Education-Related Studies

The online Autism Specialist Certificate is 16 graduate credits. All credits may count toward a MSE in special education through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The program is fully online and our department is accredited through both the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The online modules stress only evidenced-based interventions and courses go through an accreditation process called Quality Matters to ensure that the online access is as seamless as possible.

Total credits required for completion: 15

Courses Offered

  • SPECED 707 Foundations of Autism 3 credits
  • COMDIS 683- Augmentative Communication 3 credits
  • SPECED 609- Non violent Crisis Prevention (you may have had CPI training or you may not be able to come to campus for the two days that this one-credit course is offered. If needed we can make a one-credit substitution).
  • SPECED 708- Methods of Autism- 3 credits
  • SPECED 702- Action Research-3 credits SPECED 704 Applied Action Research- 3 credits

In the Action Research sequence, you design a project to make change in your work setting. This project is centered on autism. Your project is approved through the Internal Review Board at UWW (your instructor walks you through this). You receive one-to-one faculty support to carry out your project during the Applied Action Research independent study class.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the admission requirements outlined in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Graduate Catalog. No additional requirements are set by the Department of Special Education.

Applying is easy. Access our application by visiting our Graduate School applications page. We do not require letters of recommendation. You do need to send in transcripts and the 56.00 application fee.

Certificate-Granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

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