Online Graduate Certificate in Autism

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Youth Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder with an Online Graduate Certificate Designed for Your Success

Take the Next Step with a Personalized Learning Experience

Gain the hands-on experience and advanced skills necessary to make an impact in your career with the online Graduate Certificate in Autism from Arcadia University. Designed for your professional success, the graduate autism program is taught by expert educators who follow a curriculum focused on applied behavior analysis and effective teaching techniques for children and youth diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. You’ll graduate with the knowledge to make meaningful connections with your students, plus the expertise to take the next step in your career as a leader in special education.

Arcadia University’s online programs provide the flexibility you need to prioritize your education while maintaining your full-time commitments. Learn on your schedule, study online at your pace, and begin the next chapter of your life.

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What Sets Arcadia’s Curriculum Apart

The online Graduate Certificate in Autism offers a curriculum designed for your professional advancement in the field of special education. This 12-credit certificate has been approved by the PA Department of Education as an Autism Endorsement, and offers a close look at autism spectrum disorder and how children on the spectrum learn. This credential can be earned by certified professionals who demonstrate knowledge in an area of need, and it is added to existing teaching certifications upon PDE approval.

Expert Faculty

Courses for the online autism certificate program are taught by expert educators with real-world experience working with children diagnosed with autism. They’re committed to providing each student with a personalized learning experience, along with the skills necessary for professional success.

Diverse Career Opportunities

Arcadia’s online graduate autism program provides the foundation you need to advance your position in special education and also to move into clinical roles working with the autism spectrum disorder community. You’ll graduate with a competitive set of skills and expert knowledge you can apply in a variety of professional settings.

Specialize Your Education

The courses required for the online autism certificate program can be completed alone or along with a master’s degree program to supplement your education with specialized skills and help you prepare for diverse career opportunities.

Improve Your Future Through Online Learning

Arcadia University’s online learning platform allows you to study on your time, virtually meet with instructors when it’s convenient, and complete your education at a pace that fits your schedule. Your degree and the career you want are both within reach.

Where Will the Online Graduate Certificate in Autism Lead You?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 2.3% of children living in the United States are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder by the age of 8.1 As research on autism continues to progress, education professionals are utilizing new learning solutions to effectively teach children on the spectrum. With the online graduate autism program from Arcadia University, you’ll study the latest teaching methods for this community of children and develop skills you can immediately apply in your career.

Seven In-Demand Education Careers2

  1. Preschool teacher
  2. Instructional coordinator
  3. Teacher assistant
  4. Special education teacher
  5. High school teacher
  6. Kindergarten teacher
  7. Middle school teacher

The Arcadia Mission

Arcadia University provides a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience for intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a life of scholarship, service, and professional contribution.

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  1. “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).” National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved on Jun. 6, 2022 from
  2. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on Jun. 6, 2022 from