• ASD Licensure

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Additional License

    Become a leader in ASD.

    Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in Minnesota. With increasing numbers of ASD learners in our schools, it is crucial that teachers possess the skills necessary to provide them with quality intervention and instruction.

    Why Hamline?

    Minnesota will require teachers to hold an ASD license to work with learners on the autism spectrum beginning July 2015. Hamline has been educating teachers and leaders in ASD for years and has enhanced its coursework to reflect the new ASD competencies.

    With an additional license in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Hamline, you will:

    • Work with faculty who are both nationally and internationally recognized in the field and who work with learners with ASD.
    • Gain practical knowledge to impact student learning in courses based on current research and best practice.
    • Build your confidence and enhance your skills in areas such as assessment, teaching strategies, and behavior management with an up-to-date and engaging curriculum.
    • Experience the convenience, community, and connection of a fully-online program.

    Program Overview

    Flexible Structure: Fully online courses and final on-site practicum
    Program Begins: Fall, spring, and summer terms
    Time to Complete: Approximately 18 months
    Curriculum: 21 credits
    Cost: View current tuition rates


    Required Courses (21 credits)

    • SPED 7100 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Introduction and Overview (2 credits)
    • SPED 7101 Proactive Behavior Management (2 credits)
    • SPED 7102 Assessment: Identification and Planning for the Student with ASD (2 credits)
    • SPED 7103 Communication, Assessment, and Intervention for Learners with ASD (2 credits)
    • SPED 104 Intervention and Strategies for Students with ASD (4 credits)
    • SPED 7105 Collaborative Transition Programming to Support Individuals with ASD Across Ages (2 credits)
    • SPED 7106 Social Cognition (2 credits)
    • SPED 7107 ASD Licensure Advanced Practicum (5 credits)

    Course Equivalencies

    Students pursuing licensure may be granted equivalence for courses taken at Hamline or at other accredited institutions.

    Make Your Credits Count For More

    Your coursework in the ASD Licensure program may be applied to Hamline School of Education’s Master of Arts in Education or Master of Arts in Literacy Education.

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  • Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about enrolling in the Additional Licensure program.

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    About the Program

    Provide quality instruction and intervention to ASD learners with an additional license.

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