Marygrove College

Graduate Studies & Professional Development

Certificate and Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders


8425 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate and Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Format: Online

Program Description:

Marygrove’s Certificate Program and Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders is a convenient online autism certification program designed are designed for certified teachers who wish to add the ASD endorsement. This program is available completely online. Student teaching requirements may be satisfied in on-the-job placements or during the summer semester to meet the needs of candidates who work full time during the school year.

Students in the Special Education autism certification program are prepared to utilize a variety of instructional approaches as well as demonstrate what they have learned in a number of ways. By experiencing a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies firsthand, candidates are prepared to model similar techniques in their own classrooms. Special education methods courses have strong practicum components involving candidates with students in K-12 classrooms throughout their educational program. This program is 32 credit hours.

All students accepted to Special Education Certificate Programs will undergo a transcript review and development of a Plan of Work outlining required coursework. Courses may be transferred into the program with documentation of equivalency. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).


  • Special Education Teacher
  • General Education Teacher
  • Teacher Consultant
  • Special Education Advocate


  • Michigan Teaching Certificate (Elementary or Secondary). Teachers from other states will be accepted into the program, but will need to confirm reciprocity within their state/district.
  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts of bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admission
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Create a Career Plan
  • Provide two letters of recommendation


Marygrove College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available regardless of need and credit history. Repayment and deferment options vary depending on type of loan. Students must file a FAFSA to be eligible. Veteran benefits may also be available. FAFSA Code: 002284.

Locale: Large City

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