Autism Spectrum Disorders (Cert)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects 1 out of 88 children.

ASD certificateThis autism certification program is designed to prepare teachers and related service providers to effectively work with and provide support for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

This coursework can be completed separately from, or integrated into, the Master’s Degree in Special Education.

Admission Information

To take courses for this certificate, you will need:

  • Admittance to ODU as a non-degree or degree seeking graduate student.
  • separate application to the Darden College of Education for the certificate program.

For more information on becoming a teacher, please contact Teacher Education Services and Advising at 757-683-6448 or


The courses required for this certificate are SPED 625, 627, 569, and 621. You will be required to purchase a membership to LiveText, a web-based portfolio assessment system, to complete the coursework in this certificate.

Calculating Cost

Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $464
Students living outside of Virginia $501
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $1160

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.

Related Careers

A certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders can benefit your educational or treatment career in positions such as:

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

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this  technology:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.