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Online Endorsement Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Heighten Your Teaching Expertise with an Online Endorsement Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

    If you are an educator looking to expand your areas of teaching expertise, the Endorsement Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder is perfect for you. All classes in this 12-credit program are taught entirely online and are specifically designed for those who already have initial teaching certifications in such areas as early childhood education, middle level, or secondary education.

    Students who complete these courses will be ideally prepared to receive the Endorsement Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). In addition, this certificate will also enhance the proficiency of professionals with degrees or certification in Speech Language Pathology, Educational Psychology, and General Psychology.

    Courses in this program are taught online by faculty with expertise and years of direct teaching and service to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

    In This Program You Will

    • Earn the Certification in Autism Spectrum Disorder, preparing you for the PDE Endorsement.

    • Take online coursework related to characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, effective instructional practice, assessment, and working with families.

    • Focus on the full spectrum of autism across ages from early intervention through graduation from school.

    • Complete 80 hours of field experience integrated across the four courses.

    if you have already earned a teaching certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, complete the below 12 credits of coursework in order to be eligible for the PDE Endorsement Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder. All courses are offered online.

    Course list

    The required courses and field experience hours for this certificate program include the following:

      Total: 12cr
    EDEX 520 Characteristics and Etiology: A Theoretical and Practical Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (with 10-Hour Field Experience) 3cr
    EDEX 750 Assessment for Instructional Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (with 30-Hour Field Experience) 3cr
    EDEX 751 Instructional Interventions and Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (with 30-Hour Field Experience) 3cr
    EDEX 755 Family, Agency, and Community Collaboration and Team Building for Special Educators (with 10-Hour Field Experience) 3cr

    For More Information

    Interested but need more information? Click the red “Request Info” button at the top of your screen. Our program coordinator will be in touch to answer any questions you have about the program.

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