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Autism Studies, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The Autism Studies Certificate of Proficieny will be beneficial to anyone needing to work with, or interact with, those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This would include those in supervisory positions overseeing ASD adults, educators who may have students with an ASD diagnosis in their classrooms, counselors and medical professionals, emergency services personnel, librarians and other city personnel, and anyone seeking additional information and insight.

Total Program Credits: 16

Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
Prerequisites:
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing
 
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
or Writing proficiency determined by Autism Studies program director
Complete the following:
  AUTS 250G Understanding the Autism Spectrum 3
  AUTS 3810 Autism Across the Lifespan I Infants and Children 3
  AUTS 382G Autism across the Lifespan II Teens and Adults 3
  AUTS 3850 Autism Assessment and Treatment 3
  AUTS 481R Field Placement 3
  AUTS 482R Group Autism Seminar 1

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum 16 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 4 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
AUTS 250G Understanding the Autism Spectrum 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AUTS 3810 Autism across the Lifespan I Infants and Children 3
AUTS 382G Autism across the Lifespan II Teens and Adults 3
AUTS 3850 Autism Assessment and Treatment 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
AUTS 481R* Field Placement 3
AUTS 482R* Autism Seminar 1
  Semester total: 4
  Degree total: 16
NOTES: ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 or writing proficiency determined by Autism Studies program director is a prerequisite to AUTS 250G; *AUTS 481R and 482R are Co-requisites, please see advisor

Department

Secondary and Special Education

The Secondary and Special Education department is in the School of Education. To find the most up-to-date information from the Secondary and Special Education department, visit their website.

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