Autism Endorsement

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Arcadia's 12-credit certificate has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement Program. This credential can be earned by certified professionals who demonstrate knowledge in the area of teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and is added to existing teaching certifications upon PDE approval.

The coursework develops and enhances effective educational practices to support educators, school districts, and community-based organizations. Practicum hours in each course help students make connections between coursework content and interaction with children and youth with autism.

Students can attain the Autism Endorsement Certificate alone, or they can earn additional credits to complete a master’s degree, with school approval and confirmed admission into the selected program.

This certificate is offered fully online and in a hybrid format. 

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of our students who completed the program, and other important information, view Gainful Employment information.