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Autism Endorsement

The Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASD, Endorsement prepares teachers to work with a diverse population of K-12 students with unique learning needs, while embracing Cabrini University’s social justice beliefs. The four graduate-level courses are designed for teachers who have an Instructional I or Instructional II certification and who want to gain autism specialist skills.

The ASD endorsement is designed to meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) 12-credit-hour course requirement intended to improve teaching skills in complex classroom situations and with students presenting various developmental disorders and functioning on the autism spectrum. Please note, PDE has defined the Autism Endorsement requirements, but it does not have an autism certification.

Autism Endorsement Courses (12 credits)

  • Characteristics and Theoretical Perspectives of Autism Spectrum Disorders (GASE 510)
  • Assessment and Applied Behavior Analysis for Instructional Planning (GASE 520)
  • Instructional Interventions and Methods for Autism Spectrum Disorders (GASE 530)
  • Collaborative and Advocacy Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Families (GASE 540)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Endorsement Curriculum Model

To apply for this graduate certificate in autism, please follow the instructions for our Master's Degree Admissions.

Please note: This program will only run if the minimum cohort size is reached. 

Program Coordinator

Carolyn Berenato, EdD
Chair, Education 
Chair, Education Specialists Department 
Founder's Hall, Room 113D

If you would like to start a cohort of this program at your school, please contact Ronald Whitaker, EdD, for more information. 

Ronald W. Whitaker II, EdD
Director of District and School Relations

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