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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.
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