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Marywood University Now Offering PDE Approved ASD Endorsement Program

Attention all educators, school psychologists, counselors, and other professionals: Marywood University now offers an online Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement program that you may be interested in!

Marywood’s ASD Endorsement is an instructive program that provides all students with the skills necessary to meet the educational needs of students with ASD. This 12-credit program, which is approved by the PDE, can be completed in only 2 semesters. And to make this opportunity even more enticing, all classes are online, allowing professionals time to complete the coursework at their convenience. Coursework is supplemented by 80 hours of field experience that permit students to work directly with children with ASD. If you are a teacher or school administrator, you can even complete your field work within your own school district!

Two of the ASD Endorsement classes will be offered in Marywood University’s Spring 2017 Semester. The first class, SPED/PSY 592, is conducted during the first half of the semester, while the next class, SPED/PSY 593, is conducted during the second half of the semester. The remaining two courses will be offered during summer sessions one and two. The ASD Endorsement can be added to any Level 1 or 2 certificate offered in the Education Department here at Marywood University.

For more information about the ASD Endorsement program, please visit our website,, for a link to the curriculum. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Patricia Arter at (570)-348-6211 ext. 2511 or email her at