The curriculum for the Autism Spectrum Disorders License is 52 credit. Courses for the full license are designated as Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) courses, Special Education License Core (SPED) courses, and ASD License (ASD) courses. Students who already hold a full professional teaching license take only the SPED courses and ASD courses. Students with a qualifying special education license take only the ASD courses. All other students take SEP, the SPED courses, and the ASD courses.

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

Sample Course Sequence: Full ASD License

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Summer Session.

First Year
  SummerCredits
  EDUC621 Foundations in Education3
  EDUC668 Classroom Technology1
  EDUC624 Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
   7
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
SPED621 Reading Field Experience1SPED608 Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner2SPED625 Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED620 Reading Foundations3SPED605 Introduction to Special Education1SPED675 Consultation, Collaboration Resources2
EDUC595 School-wide Systems Field Experience1SPED670 Special Education Assessment Field Experience1 
EDUC594 General Methods of Effective Instruction3SPED610 Norm-Referenced Assessment3 
EDUC663 Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2SPED655 Classroom-Based Assessment3 
 10 10 5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
SPED618 Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3SPED612 Planning, Instruction Consultation for ASD3 
SPED671 Autism Field Experience1EDUC751 Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3 
SPED601 Characteristics of ASD3SPED781 ASD: Student Teaching4 
SPED611 Evaluation, Communication and Intervention Strategies in ASD3  
 10 10 
Total Credits: 52

Sample Course Sequence: ASD License for Licensed General Education Teachers

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
SPED621 Reading Field Experience1SPED608 Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner2SPED625 Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED620 Reading Foundations3SPED605 Introduction to Special Education1SPED675 Consultation, Collaboration Resources2
 SPED670 Special Education Assessment Field Experience1 
 SPED610 Norm-Referenced Assessment3 
 SPED655 Classroom-Based Assessment3 
 4 10 5
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
SPED618 Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3SPED612 Planning, Instruction Consultation for ASD3 
SPED671 Autism Field Experience1SPED781 ASD: Student Teaching4 
SPED601 Characteristics of ASD3  
SPED611 Evaluation, Communication and Intervention Strategies in ASD3  
 10 7 
Total Credits: 36

Sample Course Sequence: ASD License for Qualifying Licensed Special Education Teachers

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SPED618 Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3SPED612 Planning, Instruction Consultation for ASD3
SPED671 Autism Field Experience1SPED781 ASD: Student Teaching4
SPED601 Characteristics of ASD3SPED655 Classroom-Based Assessment3
SPED611 Evaluation, Communication and Intervention Strategies in ASD3 
 10 10
Total Credits: 20

Sample Course Sequence: ASD License add-on for Licensed ABS Teachers

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SPED601 Characteristics of ASD3SPED612 Planning, Instruction Consultation for ASD3
SPED611 Evaluation, Communication and Intervention Strategies in ASD3SPED787 ASD: Practicum3
 6 6
Total Credits: 12