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Autism Spectrum Disorders 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.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Add-On License

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.

Deliveries Blended, and Online
Location Online
Credits 13
Tuition per Credit $555
Estimated Total Tuition
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$7,215*

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Autism Spectrum Disorders License

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'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.

Deliveries Blended, and Online
Locations Online, and St. Paul
Credits 36
Tuition per Credit $555
Estimated Total Tuition
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$19,980*

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

Licensure and Accreditation 

  • Bethel’s Autism Spectrum Disorders License program has approval through Minnesota’s Professional Education Licensing Standards Board (PELSB).
  • Student teaching and/or practicum courses are required to be taken at Bethel.
  • Bethel University cannot confirm whether courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in states outside of Minnesota. Students should contact their program's licensing bureau to determine whether Bethel's program meets requirements for licensure in their state.