Although Autism Spectrum Disorder is not currently an endorsement in Virginia, Regent University's School of Education has designed the “Working with Autistic Children” Certificate. This Autism Spectrum Disorder teacher certificate is designed to effectively train educators who are increasingly needed to address special needs in education and work with the rising number of autistic children found in the classroom.
*This is a certificate only, not an endorsement from the Virginia Department of Education.
Working with Autistic Children
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it was not until the middle of the 20th century that a name was given for a disorder that now appears to affect an estimated one out of every 110 children. This disorder causes disruption in families and unfulfilled lives for many children; it is Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The “Working with Autistic Children” Certificate can be completed through our Professional Learning program for anyone who is not a degree-seeking student. In addition, this certificate is a part of the Special Education and Individualized Master’s Programs.
For anyone currently in the Special Education M.Ed. program, the Autism Certificate can be added for an extra semester and will not include the introductory course, ETSP 600.
Cost: $200 per credit hour
Professional Development Department