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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 14, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement/Certificate

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Education Autism Certificate is a 15-credit program designed to enrich the knowledge and skills of teachers and other practitioners in the area of Autism.  The program offers a certificate option including a sequence of five 3-credit graduate level courses focusing on the characteristics and etiology of autism; assessment and instructional programming for language/communication, social skills, and academic subjects across settings and grade levels; and family, interagency, and community collaboration.  The program will include a minimum of 3 credits of practicum consisting of field experience with children with ASD and a weekly seminary.  For those with a Pennsylvania Department of Education Level I or Level II teaching certificate, the program also fulfills the Pennsylvania Department of Education Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Endorsement requirements. 

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