Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

For more information, contact:

Faculty Coordinator: 
Janet Graetz, Ph.D
425D Pawley Hall
(248) 370-2620

ASD Program Faculty Adviser:
Darlene Groomes, Ph.D. (248) 370-4237

Autism Certificate: For Non-Teachers

The Graduate Certificate in ASD - Multiple Disciplines, is for individuals who wish to increase their expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders, but who do not have and are not seeking a state-approved teaching endorsement.  This program was designed to meet the ever-increasing need for advanced formal education in autism for individuals working in disciplines other than teaching, particularly those who routinely serve students with autism (i.e., school psychologists, social workers, behavior specialists, counselors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, health caregivers).

The Graduate Certificate in ASD - Multiple Disciplines (formerly Option C) is a 24-credit program.  Students can take select courses of interest from both the approved coursework and various Special Education/Autism Electives topics.

See catalog: 
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Demonstrate potential for success in the program

This is an online program. All coursework is completed online.

Find out if an online program is right for you.