image 1Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Specialist Program is designed for special educators and speech language pathologists holding a communication disorders endorsement to add the ASD Specialist designation to their Oregon teaching license. The complete program of study is 19 credits.

Courses in the ASD Program are also available to other educators wishing to gain knowledge and skills about ASD. Individual courses may be taken to upgrade skills and knowledge.

  • Students can complete the program in one or two years.
  • Courses are held via Zoom technology.
  • ASD Specialist Program of Study
  • Capstone activity for the ASD Specialist Program is a professional portfolio.
  • The ASD Specialist can be incorporated into the Master's in Education program by completing additional courses.
  • Students must apply to the Southern Oregon University Graduate School.
  • Students who have graduated from SOU with the MAT or MSEd degree will not need to reapply to the Graduate School.. Please email Anita Caster (caster@sou.edu), if you fall into this category.

For admission questions, contact Anita Caster (541-552-6996, caster@sou.edu)

For program questions and information contact the program advisor – Jo-Anne Lau-Smith (541-552-6925, lausmitj@sou.edu)

ASD Contacts

For Program Application information:
Anita Caster
541.552.6996
caster@sou.edu 

For Licensure Application information:
Margaret Wright
541.552.6938
mbwright@sou.edu

For Program information:
Jo-Anne Lau-Smith
541.552.6925
lausmitj@sou.edu