University of Minnesota

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Certificate Program

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) certificate, offered entirely online, is designed for special education teachers, prospective teachers, and other related professionals who work with children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. This certificate holds the distinction of being the only program of its kind in the State of Minnesota. The certificate consists of three online courses. The certificate program is designed to be completed in three semesters and must be taken in the following order: Foundations of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (SpEd 4850/5850) is offered summer semester only, Social Communication Skills for FASD (SpEd 4860/5860) is offered fall semester only, and Professional Methods for Working with FASD (SpEd 4870/5870) is offered spring semester only. All courses will be offered through the internet-delivered Moodle courses management application.

The program can be completed at the undergraduate or graduate level. You must decide what level of the certificate you want to pursue before enrolling in your first courses for the certificate.

Program Outcomes

Participants in the 12 credit certificate will learn research based best practices in the field of FASD, consistent with Minnesota Department of Education competencies.

Financial Aid

This certificate is not eligible for financial aid.

Learn More

Visit the UMD Continuing Education Certificate Program website to learn more about the program..

Tuition and Fees

Visit the UMD Financial Aid and Registrar website for information about tuition for the program.

Apply to the program

Learn more about the admission requirements by visiting the certificate website.

Contact Us:

Suzan Gonia
UMD Continuing Education
(218) 726-8149

Advising/Course Content:
Dr. Trudie Hughes
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
University of Minnesota Duluth
(218) 726-7174