The required curriculum for the Autism Spectrum Disorders License comprises a 52 semester credit sequence of courses. Courses for the full license are designated as Standards of Effective Practice courses, Special Education License Core courses, and ASD License courses. Students who already hold a full professional teaching license take only the Special Education License Core courses and ASD License courses. Students who already hold a qualifying special education license take only the ASD License courses. All other students take Standards of Effective Practice courses, Special Education License Core courses, and ASD License courses.  Requirements for the ASD license taken to add onto a current ABS degree are listed after the full license requirements.

Standards of Effective Practice courses: 16 credits
EDUC594General Methods of Effective Instruction3
EDUC595School-wide Systems Field Experience1
EDUC621Foundations in Education3
EDUC624Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC663Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2
EDUC668Classroom Technology1
EDUC751Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
Special Education License Core Courses: 16 credits
SPED605Introduction to Special Education1
SPED608Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner2
SPED610Norm-Referenced Assessment3
SPED620Reading Foundations3
SPED621Reading Field Experience1
SPED625Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED670Special Education Assessment Field Experience1
SPED675Consultation, Collaboration & Resources2
ASD License courses: 20 credits
SPED601Characteristics of ASD3
SPED611Evaluation, Communication and Intervention Strategies in ASD3
SPED612Planning, Instruction & Consultation for ASD3
SPED618Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3
SPED655Classroom-Based Assessment3
SPED671Autism Field Experience1
SPED781ASD: Student Teaching4
Total Credits52

Autism Spectrum Disorders B–21 (ASD) License add-on to ABS License

The required curriculum for the Autism Spectrum Disorders B–21 License as an addition to an ABS license comprises a 12 semester credit sequence of courses.

SPED601Characteristics of ASD3
SPED611Evaluation, Communication and Intervention Strategies in ASD3
SPED612Planning, Instruction & Consultation for ASD3
SPED787ASD: Practicum3
Total Credits12