Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Additional Licensure 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 School of Education’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Additional Licensure Program?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 practicumProgram Begins: Fall, spring, and summer termsTime to Complete: Approximately 18 monthsCurriculum: 20 creditsCost: View current tuition ratesRequired Courses: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Introduction and Overview (2 credits) Proactive Behavior Management (2 credits) Assessment: Identification and Planning for the Student with ASD (2 credits) Communication, Assessment, and Intervention for Learners with ASD (2 credits) Intervention and Strategies for Students with ASD (4 credits) Collaborative Transition Programming to Support Individuals with ASD Across Ages (2 credits) Social Cognition (2 credits) ASD Licensure Advanced Practicum (4 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.