What will I learn?

Miami University’s Department of Educational Psychology offers educators and other related service personnel a valuable professional development certificate with practical classroom applications. Students will develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention.

This non-sequential, 4-course online certificate program addresses the following topics:

Current research and trends

Methods for classroom instruction

Approaches to social-emotional & communicative skills

Methods for behavior support & intervention

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to identify all diagnostic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder from the DSM-V perspective.

Students will be able to identify the range of manifestations on the spectrum.

Students will be able to identify marginalization and exclusion practices of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in school systems and policies.

Students will be able to identify the ways in which individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder have developed a sense of identity and agency.

Students will be able to identify and describe current research and trends regarding etiology, treatment approaches, and systems of support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Students will be able to identify, describe, and develop systems of evidence-based support and intervention for school-aged individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the areas of academic development, communication, and social interaction.

Which department am I in?

Miami University

Study options

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$33,403.44 per year
USD $16,701.72 (fall or spring semester) for less than 12 credit hours; The given fee is for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.00

Applicants for graduate study must have earned at least a 4-year U.S. equivalent Baccalaureate degree. Typically, 16 years of schooling with four years of full-time study at the university level, culminating with the award of a first or second degree.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum test scores for admission consideration are:

TOEFL iBT < 65

IELTS < 5.5

ELS 109 Certificate

Duolingo < 90

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Miami University

Students who are driven to achieve the highest quality education will be given every tool to succeed at Miami University.

  • Diverse selection of quality study programs available
  • Above-average graduate salaries and employment rates
  • Modern, well-maintained facilities cater to every need
  • Many internship and study-abroad opportunities

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