Contact Info

          School of Graduate Studies
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Toll Free: (888) 845-2890
          Fax: (814) 732-2611
          Email: gradstudies@edinboro.edu

          Dr. Meghan Ferraro
          Graduate Program Head
          Office: Butterfield Hall, 121
          Phone: (814) 732-2410
          Email: ferrarom@edinboro.edu

          Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement



          Edinboro University’s Autism Endorsement Certificate Program provides specialized training and experience to special education professionals.

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          The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is rapidly growing. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 59 children were identified as having ASD in 2019, and that number continues to rise today. Students with autism require teachers who can help with ASD special learning needs. Edinboro prepares you to not just instruct children with autism, but also to help them succeed.

          Edinboro’s Autism Spectrum Endorsement Certificate is an 18-credit program that enables professionals with a Level I or II state certification (e.g., teacher, school counselor, home-school visitor, principal, etc.) to earn the Pennsylvania Department of Education Endorsement Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

          Our program helps social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists and others who provide services to those on the autism spectrum earn certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

          Our coursework and related experiences will prepare you to become highly trained in research-based assessment, intervention, instruction and program management for students on the Autism Spectrum. Completion of the core courses will meet requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement.

          To learn more about this certificate program, download the printable Autism Spectrum Disorders Fact Sheet here.

          Gainful Employment Information

          View the Gainful Employment information for estimated program costs, links to occupational programs, length of the program, program completion rate and additional program information.