Preparing Educators of Students with Autism (PESA) Certificate

As an alternative to completing the five-course certificate, courses can be taken individually. For example, they can be used as electives for master's or Ph.D. programs in special education, school psychology, speech and hearing, or related degrees - programs in which students enroll separately. Courses can also be used in combination as a graduate minor. As a five-course specialty certificate, PESA does not grant a teaching license or degree.

Your PESA certificate prepares you for such careers and endeavors as:

  • Autistic specialist or consultant
  • Special education teacher
  • Higher education faculty
  • Other roles that support individuals on the autism spectrum, such as family members

Images in banner are from the Third National Painting Exhibition of Children with Autism 2010 sponsored by the Beijing Rehabilitation Association of Autistic Children