Graduate Certificates

Our graduate certificate programs are designed to provide you with valuable educational experience in a more accessible, focused format than traditional graduate degree programs. A certificate is a specialized graduate-level credential reflecting knowledge of the most up-to-date research in the selected field. Certificates generally take one to two years to complete, and their courses can often be applied to USF graduate programs.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder is a fully online program that provides teachers with additional expertise in the field of educating students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The program emphasizes assessment and diagnosis of ASD, understanding the nature of autism, the use of assistive and instructional technology and positive behavior support.

Disabilities Education: Severe/Profound

The graduate certificate in Disabilities Education: Severe/Profound is a fully online program that supports teachers and related professionals to work more effectively with students who have labels of severe/profound disabilities in sensitively accessing general education curriculum in meaningful ways.

Exceptional Student Education

The graduate certificate in Exceptional Student Education is a fully online program that provides teachers or individuals in related fields with the opportunity to develop advanced skills and expertise in the area of special education. The program emphasizes effective instructional and assessment practices, creating effective learning environments, and collaborating with others to meet the needs of exceptional students.