Graduate Schools

Browse Related Subjects


Other Programs of Interest

(Separate multiple email addresses with semi-colons).


We Value Your Privacy The e-mail address(es) that you supply to use this service will only be used to send the requested article.
Read our Privacy Policy


Pennsylvania State University

World Campus, Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educating Individuals with Autism


128 Outreach Building
University Park, PA  16802
United States





Program Information

Degree Offered

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educating Individuals with Autism

Format: Online

Program Description:

Penn State's 12-credit professional development certificate program in autism will provide you with advanced training in the area of autism spectrum disorders and will help you earn continuing education credit in your profession, such as Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.
Course topics include:

-character and learning traits, classification systems, and special emphasis on selecting evidence-based interventions
-applied behavioral analysis, stimulus control, punishment, prompting, fading, generalization, and maintenance as well as other issues affecting persons with autism, and their families
-language development and communication strategies, pragmatics, communication systems, augmentative and alternative communication systems, social deficits in autism, and approaches for teaching skills
-screening, diagnosis, identifying skills in developmental domains, such as sensory, oral motor, and communication
characteristics, assessment, intervention, and curricula designed for persons with Asperger's syndrome


Accredited by: Middle States Assoc. of Colleges & Schools, NCATE - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Also the Pennsylvania State Education Association's Seal of Recognition.

# of Credits Required:


Tuition & Financial Aid

Cost Per Credit Hour:

$761 USD

Financial Aid Offered: Yes