Jul 14, 2024  
SGPS Catalog 2024-2025 
SGPS Catalog 2024-2025

Interdisciplinary Autism Support Graduate Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes for the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Autism Support

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze the complexity in strengths and challenges across the autism life span, from diagnosis through adulthood.
  • Implement evidence based interoception assessments and interventions to improve sleep, eating, toileting, education, emotional regulation and social participation individually and in group settings.
  • Use evidence-based lifestyle (focus on food choice) assessment and interventions to improve sleep, eating, toileting, emotional regulation and social participation individually and in group settings.
  • Design and create programs and environments that support individuals with autism in their homes, schools, at work and communities.
Admission Criteria:

To be eligible to apply to graduate certificate programs, you must:

  • have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (waivers can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors).
How to apply:
  • Complete the application via the online portal
  • Submit a $25 nonrefundable application fee. (Waived for Elizabethtown College graduates).
  • Upload your current resume.
  • Request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Upload a 1-2 page essay addressing your:
    • motivation for pursuing the graduate certificate
    • statement of professional goals
    • goals for the application of the graduate certificate to your professional life

Those students who successfully complete a graduate certificate and wish to pursue a full master’s degree program will benefit from an abbreviated admission process (see below). Degree-seeking students must meet all of the established criteria for admission into their desired master’s degree program.

Advance to Stacked Graduate Certificate/Degree

After successfully completing their primary graduate certificate, students may complete the Advance in Graduate Certificate or Degree form in the JayWeb student portal to apply to a future graduate certificate or graduate degree. Additional materials may be required, depending on the program of interest.