University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Education and Human Sciences

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Severe Disabilities-Certificate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Severe Disabilities-Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

The diagnosis of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders has grown dramatically throughout the country, creating critical shortages in qualified personnel to deliver evidence-based services to maximize the academic, social and communicative potential of this population. Early intervention programs, K-12 school programs and private and not-for-profit therapeutic agencies and organizations are desperate for trained personnel who understand the needs of this special population. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders have a range of abilities, but those with severe disabilities pose the greatest challenge to teachers, parents and communities.

Who should consider this program

Pre-school, elementary or secondary level teachers

Special education teachers

Speech-language pathologists

Occupational therapists School psychologists

Community agency professionals

Anyone wanting to make a career change to teach special education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Severe Disabilities


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

International Student Requirements:

If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 12

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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