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Autism Endorsement

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement

  • Accelerated, online program
  • Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Autism Endorsement at Marywood

Marywood’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) endorsement provides educators, school psychologists, counselors, and other professionals with the skills they need to meet the educational needs of students with ASD.

Accelerated, Online Program

Our 12-credit program, which is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, can be completed in just two semesters. All classes are online, making them convenient for working professionals. Coursework is supplemented by 80 hours of field experience that allow students to work directly with children with ASD. If you are a teacher or school administrator, you can typically complete your field work within your own school district.

More About This Degree

An ASD endorsement is beneficial to anyone who works with children and youth who have been diagnosed with ASD, especially:

  • Educators
  • Guidance counselors
  • School psychologists
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Reading specialists
  • Speech and language clinicians
  • Occupational and physical therapists

Specific Program Requirements

  • Criminal background check
  • FBI clearance
  • Child abuse clearance
  • Level I or II certificate if seeking Pennsylvania Department of Education endorsement

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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