Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Department of Communication Disorders & Special Education

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects 1 out of 88 children. This autism graduate certificate program prepares teachers and service providers to work with and support students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

This online certificate can be completed by itself or integrated into ODU's master’s program in Special Education.

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    • 12 credit hours

    This autism spectrum disorders certificate program consists of four graduate level courses.

  • Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • A certificate in autism spectrum disorders can benefit your educational or treatment career in positions such as:

    • Special Education Teacher
    • Psycho-educational Diagnostician
    • Child or Youth Advocate
    • Child Study Team Member
    • Curriculum or Subject Area Supervisor
    • Educational or Occupational and Physical Therapist
    • Audiology and Speech Pathologist


  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $620 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $642 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • To take courses for this certificate, you must be admitted to ODU as a non-degree or degree seeking graduate student. Additionally, you must complete a separate application to this certificate program in the Darden College of Education. Visit the department's website for more information regarding admission and course work. 

    For more information on becoming a teacher, please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences at 757-683-3348 or visit online.