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Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder Graduate Certificate

Cleveland State University's Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate certificate program provides students with basic knowledge and skills necessary to teach children and adolescents with autism. In this program, students will examine the characteristics of individuals with autism and practice educational interventions designed for children and youth with autism. Additionally, students will investigate and critically examine the scientific knowledge and theory underlying educational practices, programs, and strategies for individuals with autism.

Completion of this certificate program by itself does not provide for an Ohio teaching certificate or license. 

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Department of Teacher Education
Phone: 216.687.4600
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Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts

Program Requirements

  • ESE 523 - Introduction to Individuals with Autism
  • ESE 511 - Classroom Management & Intervention For Severe Behavior Problems
  • ESE 524 - Curriculum and Instruction for Young Children with Autism
  • ESE 525 - Curriculum and Instruction for School-Age Children and Adolescents with Autism
Did You Know?

The Center for Disease Control determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

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Career Outcomes

  • This program will help teachers develop the skills and techniques required to teach children with autism in an educational setting.
  • Completion of this certificate program by itself does not provide for an Ohio teaching certificate or license. 
  • These are some of the local institutions that are hiring CSU grads: Cleveland Clinic, Autism Learning Partners, Bellefaire JCB, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.