Ed Bengtson
Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
206 Peabody Hall
Email: egbengts@uark.edu

Suzanne Kucharczyk
Program Coordinator
410 Arkansas Avenue
Email: suzannek@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate Offered:
Autism Spectrum Disorders (non-degree): AUTS

Graduate Certificate Program in Autism Spectrum Disorders (AUTS):

The graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders develops professionals in the area of autism spectrum disorders. The program recognizes students who take a concentrated core of courses focused on autism spectrum disorders. Students who earn the certificate develop knowledge and skills in the areas of characteristics, assessment, and educational interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate program include:

  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
Program of Study:
SPED 5143Teaching Communication Skills to Persons with Autism3
SPED 6803Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders3
SPED 6813Characteristics and Assessment of Persons with ASD3
SPED 6823Instructional Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders3
SPED 6833Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorders3
Total Hours15