The Autism Spectrum Certificate program will train students to help persons with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in numerous settings. Potential students include therapists and family members working with children at home, special and general education teachers working with children in school settings, and job coaches working with young adults and adults in the work place.
Through courses, field experiences, and other planned learning experiences, students will critically examine the characteristics, etiology, and prevalence of ASD and related disorders; understand assessment, diagnosis, and intervention; learn how to work with family members of individuals with ASD; understand the language, communication, and social needs of individuals with ASD; and learn to apply interventions.
|Required Core Courses||6|
|Field Experience Requirement||3|
|Required Core Courses|
|EXCEDUC 560||Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|EXCEDUC 561||Methods for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|Select one of the following or another field experience approved by the faculty advisor:||3|
|Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care|
|Psychology Field Placement-Lower Division|
|Field Placement in Psychology|
|Introduction to Learning and Development|
|Infant and Early Childhood Assessment|
|American Sign Language I|
|American Sign Language II|
|American Sign Language III|
|American Sign Language IV|
|American Sign Language V|
|American Sign Language VI|
|Introduction to Conditioning and Learning|
|Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Clinical Process II: Child Language Disorders|
Our purpose is to provide collaborative, mentoring relationships which promote educational, career, and professional development. We value a student-centered, holistic, and ethical approach to advising based on strong partnerships with students, faculty and staff, and the larger campus community. We are committed to creating a respectful and supportive environment. We encourage students to be self-reliant through informed decisions and choices based upon dissemination of accurate information. We value our own continuous professional development to enhance the quality of the advising experience.
How to Prepare for an Advising Meeting
- Review your Advisement Report in PAWS.
- Come prepared with questions or topics for discussion.
- Make a list of courses you think you should take.
- Investigate opportunities to prepare for the job you want.
- Keep a record of your academic progress.
- Understand you are ultimately responsible for creating your educational, life, and career plans.
- Maintain honest and open communication with your advisor.
- Take responsibility for choices you make as a student and member of the UW-Milwaukee community.
Scheduling an Appointment
Office of Student Services
Enderis Hall, Room 209
Walk-in advising is for current School of Education students and is limited to 10-15 minutes. Offered weekly on Thursday from 1-4 PM, these opportunities allow for you to meet briefly with your assigned academic advisor, or an advisor familiar with your program of study.
Transfer Student Not Yet Enrolled at UWM?
If you are attending a different college or university and would like to transfer to UWM to study in the School of Education and have questions, please connect with our Transfer Advisor, Emilee Schultz, at (414) 229-6019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a School of Education graduate student, you may schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor by contacting your faculty advisor directly. Faculty contact information can be found in the People Directory. Your faculty advisor will be listed in your PAWS account. If you are unsure who your advisor is, please contact Graduate Program Admissions Specialist Allison Hochmuth.