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Teaching Students with Autism (TSA) Graduate Certificate Program (Non-Degree) – Eligibility & Transfer credit

Admission Requirements

  • You must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, with a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) on the most recent 60 hours of college credit.
  • The School of Special Education will evaluate all eligible applicants to determine entry into the Teaching Students with Autism Graduate Certificate program. Those with a bachelor's degree in an education, therapeutic or speech-related area—or those who work with children with autism spectrum disorders—will receive strong consideration.
  • Note: the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is NOT required for this program.

State Eligibility

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.

International Students

International students residing outside of the United States are eligible to apply to our online programs. Applicants for online programs must demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered. Possible ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Qualifying test scores: TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 7.0, PTE-A: 54
  • Completion of a degree in the U.S., or from an English speaking country (parts of Europe, Canada), within the last two years.

Students in completely online UNC programs are not required to come to the United States. You will not need student Visas or receive any immigration documentation, and do not need to provide financial documentation during the application process.

Certificate Program Transfer Credit Policy

Our graduate certificate programs feature highly specialized learning outcomes determined by our expert faculty. Therefore, to ensure that certificate graduates attain this specialized knowledge, students will need to complete all certificate coursework directly from this UNC program.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
12
Time to Completion:
4 terms
Tuition:
$495/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Robin Brewer

970-351-1661

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