Celebrate Neurodiversity!

Embrace diversity and empower individuals! Our Graduate Certificate in Autism celebrates neurodiversity, enabling students to understand, respect, and support the unique strengths and perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum.

The certificate is designed based on the latest information and research, along with consultation from individuals with ASD regarding research-based assessment, intervention, instruction, and program management for students with ASD.

The courses will provide educators with the tools and knowledge to understand, respect, and support students with ASD, their families, and the broader community.

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to grow as an educator.

Our Autism Certificate can be obtained as a stand-alone certificate or as part of Lebanon Valley College’s Master of Education.

All graduate Education courses receive the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s ACT 48 continuing education credits.

The program is in the process of applying for PDE Endorsement approval. Pending approval, upon completion of the Autism Certificate courses, Pennsylvania educators can apply for the appropriate PDE endorsement through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Online Program Format
accelerated terms
start dates per year
Application Requirements

Applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university will be considered for admission pending a review of the following requirements:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Upload or send your résumé and personal statement.
  • Provide official transcripts from your undergraduate college or university showing a recommended minimum college GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Bachelor’s degree required to begin coursework.
    • Institutions outside of the United States must be recognized as a degree-granting institution in its home country. A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign university transcripts by an independent service based in the United States is required. World Education Services (WES) and SpanTran Evaluation Services are two suggested evaluators. Please have your official evaluation sent directly to Lebanon Valley College.

Application materials can be uploaded in the Graduate Application Portal, submitted to graduateadmission@lvc.edu, or mailed to:

Graduate Admission
Lebanon Valley College
101 N. College Ave.
Annville, PA 17003

We strongly encourage you to complete your application at least two weeks before your desired start. If you are within two weeks of when you would like to begin the program, don’t hesitate to contact graduateadmission@lvc.edu for assistance, and we will do our best to accommodate you.