Autism Spectrum Disorder is a thoroughly complex condition. As a teacher, though, complexities are part of your everyday life. Become an advocate and guide for your students with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)-approved ASDAA program. With the California School of Education (CSOE) Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization Certificate (ASDAA) Degree Program, you can earn the ASDAA recommendation and learn how to evaluate and apply established methods for teaching students living with autism.
Earn your Autism Certification Online
Our certification program for current special education teachers can be completed within four 8-week sessions, in an accommodating, fully-online format. In this program, you’ll learn to assess, instruct, and strategize on how to best help students on the autism spectrum.
Fulfilling a Vital Role as a Certified Autism Specialist
Autism strikes roughly 1 out of every 60 children born in the U.S. today. Simply put, through this career-path, you can fulfill a growing, societally crucial role and help guide children and families living with autism.
Build A Portfolio
The teaching portfolio is more than just a demonstration of your professional experience, it serves as evidence of your leadership in the field. When it’s approved, so is your recommendation of certification.
“In my experience with Alliant it was very clear from the start that there was a commitment to education being the great equalizer—and so, I feel like I got tools through my learning at Alliant that are allowing me to become a better teacher and reach out to everyone in my classrooms.”
Evelyn SerranoCSOE Alumna
Frequently Asked Questions
The career prospects for those working toward becoming a special education teacher are strong, as the nation’s population continues to rise at a relatively steady rate. Enrollment in special education programs has increased slightly in the past couple of years, and demand for special education services and teachers should rise as children with disabilities are increasingly being identified earlier and enrolled into special education programs. Ultimately, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting an 8% growth rate from 2016 to 2026—or, slightly more than 33,000 positions—there is reason to be optimistic about the future of special education in the U.S.
Graduates of our ASDAA Certificate program will often end up teaching at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels—largely dependent on exactly what age range each individual person would care to teach. Other career options include becoming an adult and secondary educator, specialized child care, special education classroom materials creator, policy maker and a professional tutor.
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at: scholarships.alliant.edu.
Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about financial aid options here.
The ASDAA Certificate program is an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.
The ASDAA Certificate is an 8-credit program and takes a minimum of 1 year to complete, over 4 terms.
Program Campus Locations
The ASDAA Credential Program is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below.
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