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An Online Program Approved by the PA Department of Education’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement Program

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As part of Seton Hill’s commitment to preparing educators to meet the needs of all learners, we offer this 12-credit graduate-level program in autism education. While it is available to any student who meets the requirements for graduate study at Seton Hill, it will be of special interest to you if you are a current teacher looking to add the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement to your professional credentials.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education Autism Endorsement documents knowledge in new and emerging areas where formal certification does not exist and advanced teaching skills when handling complex classroom settings. 

This program can also be incorporated into any graduate degree in the Education Department at Seton Hill.

M.A. in Special Education + Autism Endorsement

Students seeking the Master of Arts in Special Education along with the added Autism Endorsement Program will take all courses associated with the master’s program plus three additional three-credit courses:

  • SED 842 Autism Strategies Developing Social Competence
  • SED 843 Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SED 844 Autism: Assessment, Curriculum & Traditions  

M.A. in Elementary/Middle Level Education (M.A.) + Autism Endorsement

Students seeking the Master of Arts in Elementary/Middle Level Education along with the added Autism Endorsement Program will take all courses associated with the master’s program plus four courses leading to the endorsement.

M.A. in Special Education: Autism Specialization (Endorsement Included)

All coursework leading to the endorsement is included as part of the Master of Arts in Special Education: Autism Specialization degree.

To Apply for the Endorsement

After successfully completing the master’s program and/or the Autism Endorsement Program, you can apply for the endorsement using the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Teacher Information Management System.

To contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, fill out the online Request for Information form. Ready to apply? Apply online now for free! You may also call Graduate Admissions at (724) 838-4208 or email us at gadmit@setonhill.edu.