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Autism Spectrum Disorder Licensure

Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD):

The Autism Spectrum Disorder program prepares you to work with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) between the ages of birth to twenty-one. The program includes information to work with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the mild to moderate to severe range of the disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affect how an individual processes information and interprets the world. Core features of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are persistent deficits in social interaction and communication and restricted, repetitive or stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests or activities. Each individual with ASD displays a unique combination of characteristics, ranging from mild to severe, requiring individually determined educational and treatment programming.

The Southwest Minnesota State University Autism Spectrum Disorders courses are accessible in an online format. This program will facilitate the current needs of teachers seeking licensure or certification in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The courses are available to individuals who hold a Minnesota teaching license and must meet the Minnesota teaching license requirements to be eligible for the ASD license. Upon application to the program, transcripts will be reviewed and evaluated to ensure the Special Education Core courses and the required reading courses have been taken.

For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

For further insight into when courses are available and suggested to be taken, please check the Autism Spectrum Disorder Licensure Program

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions. 

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