Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD Certificate)

One of the greatest challenges schools and caregivers face today is the sharp rise in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (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 Disorder will help those professionals work with and provide support to individuals with ASD in schools and 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.

100% online, approved by the Virginia Autism Council

Students and community members interested in completing the certificate but not the major in Autism Studies & ABA or the MEd in Autism Spectrum Disorder are welcome to do so. Individuals are also welcome to take the first course in the certificate program as an elective without completing the full sequence.

Courses are all offered online with real-time webinar-style class meetings.

Happy graduates

Cost and Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

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Ready to apply?

Questions? Mary Baldwin’s admissions team is ready and available right now.

Eager to launch the next phase of your education? Simply fill out our application form. An admissions counselor will be in touch with a decision within a week!