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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Graduate Certificate)

Certificate Program: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Certificate: Graduate Certificate (GCERT)
Program Code: GCERT-ASD

Department: Special Education


The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is designed for in-service general education and special education teachers, related service professionals (e.g., speech/language pathologist), and parents wishing to acquire advanced instructional skills and knowledge in the area of communication, social, and behavioral interventions for students with significant support needs. The Graduate Certificate program is open to students pursing a graduate degree in Special Education and in other related fields (e.g., Speech Language Pathology, Family Studies, Early Childhood Education) at the University of New Mexico, and to individuals who minimally hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in having specialized training in working with students with ASD. To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete a minimum of 18 credit hours and an approved final capstone project.

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions, apply when you are ready! Reach out to Special Education faculty now to start your degree planning process as additional deadlines, such as for international admissions or applications for scholarships, might factor into your planning.

Susan Copeland, Ph.D.
Hokona Hall 258

Cathy Qi, Ph.D.
Hokona Hall 257

Veronica Moore, Ph.D.
Hokona Hall 280