Autism Spectrum Disorders
This program is available entirely online nationwide and in approved international areas.
The Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at WVU offers the following options:
Masters Degree in Special Education with Certification in Autism (Currently closed to admissions)
Grades K-6 or 5-Adult
Masters Degree Only in Special Education (Currently closed to admissions)
with an area of concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Request information from firstname.lastname@example.org or direct questions to 304-293-3450.
The master’s degree with certification program leads to initial certification or additional endorsement in autism in West Virginia, which includes children, adolescents, and adults with various conditions and levels of severity.
Individuals with prior certification in early childhood (K-4) or elementary education (K-6 or K-8) earn an endorsement for grades K-6. Individuals with prior certification in biology, chemistry, English, general science, mathematics, physics, reading education or specialist, and/or social studies earn an endorsement for grades 5-Adult. Individuals who hold any other certification earn initial certification in grades 5-Adult only and also must complete a content endorsement for special educators in English, mathematics, biology, general science, or social studies.
Individuals who hold no prior certification are only eligible to complete the 5-Adult program and earn certification at those grade levels. Individuals seeking certification or endorsement in other states or in international areas should consult with local and state agencies about certification requirements that apply specifically to them and conformation that the WVU program will satisfy those requirements. This qualifies as an alternative certification program in West Virginia.
WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, while the program
is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE) and meets professional standards of the Council for Exceptional Children