Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2023-2024 School of Graduate Studies Catalog

Advanced Graduate Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate

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This program provides educators in regular and special education settings with the background and fieldwork needed to effectively assist children identified with Autism spectrum disorders. Families and other professionals, such as school administrators, guidance and adjustment counselors, social workers, nurses, and occupational and physical therapists, working with children on the Autism spectrum may also benefit from this program.

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Applicants to this program must have:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education or a related field
  • An initial educator license or a minimum of three years of experience working directly with children on the Autism spectrum or in a related field (social work, nursing), and/or
  • Permission of the program coordinator

All candidates must complete all four courses at Salem State University with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 to receive the graduate certificate.

Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. You must request that any transfer credits be considered at this time. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO MORE THAN THREE COURSES TAKEN AT SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY BEFORE ADMISSION CAN BE COUNTED TOWARDS THIS PROGRAM. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study as needed.


Total Credits: 12

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