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Autism Spectrum Disorders License

Special education expertise is about more than knowledge. It’s about changing students’ lives.

Bethel’s Autism Spectrum Disorders License is designed to give educators specialized knowledge and skills to more effectively meet the needs of their students. Our faculty are distinguished scholars who are passionate about training you to make a difference in the special education field. You’ll learn evidence-based teaching strategies and research-based interventions. And through valuable field experience, you’ll gain the confidence to apply different strategies and interventions in a variety of education settings.

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Program Highlights

Experienced professors

Bethel’s special education professors are leading researchers and practitioners in the field with experience in multiple specialties, bringing personal experience to your learning to make coursework relevant to the real-world classroom.

Practical experience

You’ll have opportunities to practice what you’re learning through clinical experiences so when you’ve completed the program you can make a real difference in the K-12 educational setting.

Student success

We’re committed to helping you succeed from admission to graduation. Rather than focusing on the results of one entrance exam for admission, we look for well-rounded people with work experience who can bring diverse perspectives into the classroom. And once you’re here, you’ll be supported by advisors and professors who are caring and ensure that you have everything you need.


In the Autism Spectrum Disorders License program, you'll be equipped to more effectively serve students.


Learn how to:

  • Apply practical strategies for behavior management
  • Identify needs and develop intervention plans
  • Create and modify lessons to meet the needs of students
  • Design, implement, and evaluate instructional methods
  • Develop education plans based on evidence of disability

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