Program Overview

The Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour graduate level program that meets the Professional Content Standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); and, offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate-level education through the flexibility of online learning from UNC Charlotte faculty and ASD professionals.

UNC Charlotte’s online Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate is a non-licensure program designed for teachers and human service agency staff to acquire the necessary skills and expertise to address specific Autism Spectrum Disorders needs.

The 12 graduate-level credit hours, completed through the online ASD Graduate Certificate program, can be applied toward the online M.Ed. in Special Education, with the permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, for those meeting M.Ed. eligibility requirements. Students must earn grades of “B” or above in each of the courses in the 12-hour program of study.