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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Certificate (Graduate), Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Four-course Online Certificate Program

Offers educators and other related service personnel a valuable professional development certificate with practical classroom applications. Gain in-depth knowledge of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with this valuable online certificate from Miami University's Department of Educational Psychology, available at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contact Info

Department of Educational Psychology

McGuffey Hall

210 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-6621

Note: This program will be discontinued after AY 2023-24

Curriculum and Courses

This non-sequential, 4-course online certificate program addresses the following topics: Current research and trends, Methods for classroom instruction; Approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills; and Methods for behavior support and intervention.

  • EDP 479/579: Autism: Introduction and Current Research
  • EDP 482/582: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practice in Teaching Strategies
  • EDP 484/584: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social and Communication Development
  • EDP 485/585: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog


  • The Autism Certificate courses made me a better teacher, one of the best received in my department, and I found much of what we learned about supporting students on the spectrum to be useful for any student in any subject.

    Ohio K-12 Teacher

Admissions Requirements

The certificate is available to current and newly admitted Miami graduate students, without regard to their degree-seeking status.

Current Miami degree-seekers (including combined degree students) apply using the link on the Graduate Student Association Canvas site. All other applicants apply using the Graduate School’s application. Students must be admitted to the certificate program prior to taking courses for certification.

Additional Opportunities

  • TEAM Scholarship

    The Teacher Education Access at Miami (TEAM) Scholarship provides a discount on graduate tuition and fees for Ohio PreK-12 Educators.

    Learn more

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