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VCU Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in ASD

The Department of Special Education and Disability Policy at VCU offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder that prepares personnel to educate and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the educational setting from early intervention through adult services.

The certificate program trains participants in the wide range of competencies necessary for the provision of effective educational programming. The course sequence enables personnel to develop comprehensive knowledge and experience in assessment, teaching strategies, and curriculum development. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to:


The certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder is geared toward teachers, potential teachers, and related service personnel; however, it is available to all professionals working in human services who wish to gain expertise in this area. All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in any area related to education, social work, psychology or human services.


Participants are required to earn 12 graduate credits as outlined:

More Information

For more information about the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder at VCU, please visit VCU's Post-bac Certificate in ASD web page.

Contact Information

Dawn Hendricks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Education
Department of Special Education and Disability Policy


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