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Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Friday, June 05, 2015 Apply Now

Preparing professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to work with children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Within the past decade, the number of children diagnosed with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome  has increased drastically.  Consequently, the need for professionals trained in this specialized area has significantly increased. This certificate is designed for those who seek additional expertise in this critical-need area.  Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders are equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, teaching methods, interventions, and supports needed to work with students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. 

The program is a flexible, convenient part-time graduate program consisting of 5 courses (16.5 credits.)

Teacher certification is not a requirement for admission to this program.

Students who have an active PA Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate are eligible to apply for the PA Autism Spectrum Disorders endorsement upon completion the program.

Degree Features and Benefits

  • Accredited: Fully Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Quality: One of “America’s Best Colleges” U.S.News & World Report 
  • Convenience: A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
  • Interactivity: Drexel’s highly interactive e-Learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates


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