Comprehensive Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

When While most of the courses are asynchronous, the final course requires fieldwork and three synchronous meetings which are generally on Tuesday evening.
Average Time to Complete One year

About the Program

MBU | Certificate | Online -One of the greatest challenges schools and caregivers face today is the sharp rise in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Mary Baldwin University is helping to provide educators — and others seeking employment in any human services field — with comprehensive training and experiences in the field of ASD. Approved by the Virginia Autism Council, Mary Baldwin University’s Comprehensive Certificate in the Area of Autism Spectrum Disorders will help those professionals work with and provide support to individuals with ASD in schools and in the greater community.

The program is designed to meet the needs of teachers, paraeducators, social workers, school psychologists, school administrators, in-home service providers, behavior analysts, counselors, law enforcement workers, and parents.

Career Paths

This certificate program will allow an individual to enter the workforce with training and a specialized set of skills to work with individuals on the spectrum.

Courses & Requirements

12 Credit Hours | Course Requirements

Completing the Comprehensive Certificate in ASD will provide you with in depth learning experiences about characteristics and assessment of ASD; communication, language, and sensory aspects of ASD; social skills instruction and behavior strategies for students with ASD, and end with a 70-hour practicum experience working with individuals with ASD.

Cost & Financial Aid

Undergraduate: $460 per semester hour

Graduate: $495 per semester hour

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

Grafton Library

Vantage Point

Academic Resource Center

How to Apply

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