Autism Spectrum Disorders License (ASD)*
Bethel’s ASD license program prepares educators to serve students in Birth-12 settings who have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Earning Your ASD License
The license in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a brand new license for the state of Minnesota focused on preparing educators to serve students with ASD from mild, moderate to severe.
Our professors have designed the program to provide you with the instruction needed to earn your ASD license through the state of Minnesota and work in any ASD setting.
You can choose to earn your stand-alone, Birth-12, ASD license (24-31 credits) or add on another special education license to your course load (9-12 credits).
*Bethel’s ASD program is pending approval with the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Talk with an admissions advisor about program start dates.
Bethel students have their choice of delivery options:
- Traditional format - Meets for class 1 night a week
- Hybrid format – Blends face-to-face sessions with online instruction
Student Teaching and Field Experience
For all candidates new to special education, the first license requires 12 weeks of student teaching. For all add-on licenses, 7 weeks are required.
All licensure candidates complete 100 hours of classroom experience in assessment, reading, and an inclusive setting before their student teaching assignment. This hands-on learning gives you experience in the special education field before you’re immersed in student teaching.