Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affect how an individual processes information and interprets the world. Core features of autism are persistent deficits in social interaction and communication and restricted, repetitive or stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests or activities. Each individual with ASD displays a unique combination of characteristics, ranging from mild to severe, requiring individually determined educational and treatment programming.
Candidates who complete all required course work and field experiences will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorders birth to grade 12.
By completing all licensure courses at the graduate level and completing three additional research-based courses and an application project, candidates in the special education licensure program may obtain a Master in Special Education.
For more information on this new program please contact: SPED@bemidjistate.edu