Autism Education Certificate Shape Brighter Futures


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total

Autism affects how children communicate and interact with the world around them. In the classroom, this can lead to challenges in education that you can overcome with the right training and skills. Liberty University designed the Autism Education Certificate to help educators, family members, and others working in the community gain these important skills.

In 2020, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to 2016 data.* Liberty is committed to providing properly trained educators to help meet the needs of qualified individuals. If you are already working or planning to work as a general or special education teacher, then this certificate can help you meet the exceptional learning needs of students with ASD in an educational setting!

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  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our Autism Education Certificate program is designed to help you understand the common characteristics of autism spectrum disorders so you can provide for the needs of your students on the autism spectrum. Throughout this Autism Education Certificate program, you will study under professors who have served as teachers and administrators in K-12 settings. These seasoned professionals will take what they have learned in their careers and share practical applications that you can use in your own classroom.

Our Autism Education Certificate is offered 100% online, so you can further your education without uprooting your life. Whether you are already working as an educator, or you have other commitments, this certificate will allow you to continue to serve your community while you further your education.

Our autism online training is designed to prepare you with all the knowledge and experience you’ll need to teach students with autism. You will first learn the characteristics of children and adolescents with disabilities. Additionally, you can learn techniques for dealing with these diverse learners in a variety of settings.

You will gain a foundation in understanding autism spectrum disorder. Learning specific approaches and interventions with an emphasis on school settings is key in educating children. You will also learn about adult autism education and therapies used for people with autism throughout the lifespan.

In addition to the education-related courses in this certificate program, you will take a psychology course that focuses on the exceptional child. You can learn about the theory, empirical research, and interventions related to behavioral, emotional, and cognitive disorders. All of these courses will help to increase your employability and value as an educator.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.