Autism Spectrum Disorders License

Autism Spectrum Disorders Program


With an Autism Spectrum Disorders License, you’ll gain the expertise and knowledge to change the lives of students identified with ASD.

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At a Glance



Finish in as few as

6-28 months*

Estimated tuition

*depends on existing licensures

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Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s Autism Spectrum Disorders License program, you’ll gain the specialized knowledge and skills to more effectively meet the needs of their students. You’ll learn evidence-based teaching strategies and research-based interventions. Our faculty are researchers and ASD practitioners who are passionate about training you to make a difference in the special education field. And through multiple valuable field experiences, you’ll gain the confidence to apply different strategies and interventions in a variety of education settings.

Program Details

The Autism Spectrum Disorders License will prepare you to serve students in birth to age 21 settings who have been identified with autism spectrum disorders.

If you already hold a special education license in one disability category, you can complete this program as an add-on license. By adding the Autism Spectrum Disorders License, you'll be able to work with a wider range of students with disabilities. You will also broaden your opportunities within your district, or it could lead to new possibilities. And additional credits gained through an add-on license help educators move up on the salary scale. You can earn an add-on license in six to nine months. If you are working in an environment in the license category you're pursuing, you'll be able to complete most practicum requirements on the job.

If you're not already a licensed teacher, you will have to complete the Standards of Effective Practice concentration, which meets the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice, a requirement for every Tier 3 and Tier 4 K-12 licensed teacher in Minnesota.

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Program Highlights

Experienced professors

Our special education professors are leading researchers and practitioners with multiple specialties. They bring personal experience to your learning to make the coursework relevant to the real-world classroom.

Practical experience

You’ll have opportunities to practice what you’re learning through multiple 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 your success! You’ll be supported by advisors and professors who are caring and ensure that you have everything you need.


Courses are designed for adult students who work full time, have families, and are involved in their community. Our schedules make it easier for you to complete your program during times that work best for you.

Career Outcomes


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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