Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program Overview

The Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is intended for educators who work with autistic individuals. The curriculum focuses on understanding the needs, assessment, and treatment of students who have been diagnosed with ASD and places a special emphasis on acquiring the necessary skills to work with culturally diverse populations.


Program Highlights

Courses are held in classrooms equipped with modern technological resources and conducted by professors with theoretical and practical expertise in the field of ASD in order to provide students with both an academic and a practical education. The program consists of 12 credits of coursework, including 10 hours of field experience.


The curriculum for the certificate is as follows: The Nature of Autism: Intervention, Strategies, and Application (EEXX514), Language, Communication Development, and Augmentative Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders (EEXX515), Assessment, Diagnosis, and Nature of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (EEXX516), and Behavioral Management, Assessment, and Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (EEXX517).

Career Opportunities

Graduates are well prepared to work with autistic individuals, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 721-7187
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education