M.A. Ed. Autism Endorsement

The West Virginia Department of Education offers an Autism Endorsement to applicants holding a Professional Teaching Certificate endorsed in Emotional/Behavior Disorders; Multi Categorical Special Education; Mental Impairments (Mild/Moderate); Severe Disabilities; or Pre-School Special Needs. The Autism Endorsement requires six credit-hours in Autism courses, which include face-to-face classes held during the summer at the WLU Highlands Center, participation in online components, and field experience in an approved setting with individuals diagnosed with autism.

Advisor: Dr. Leann Elkins: [email protected]


Required Courses for Autism Teacher Certification:

  • SPED 501 Autism I: Characteristics of Autism (Summer I)
  • SPED 502 Autism II: Autism Assessment and Interventions (Summer II)