• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Preparing Educators of Students with Autism

Graduate Certificate

Personal and professional care providers for individuals with autism spectrum disorders will benefit from the specialized training offered through the Preparing Educators of Students with Autism (PESA) academy.

The program is designed for providers who desire to understand and utilize the most current assessment and intervention methods in their care delivery. The interactive nature of the academy allows students to strengthen their skills and build collaborative networks.

PESA courses review current research and evidence-based practices in autism assessment and intervention and incorporate perspectives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families.

Completion of the five-course academy sequence provides evidence that you have developed, strengthened, and/or updated your knowledge and skills in the area of ASD at the graduate level.


  • K 631Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)3 Credits
  • K 632Promoting Social Competency in Autism Spectrum Disorders3 Credits
  • K 633Communication Development, Assessment, & Intervention in ASD3 Credits
  • K 634Preventing & Intervening with Challenging Behavior for Students with ASD3 Credits
  • K 635 Evidence-Based Professional Practice to Support School-Based Learning for Students with ASD3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $425.06
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1275.18
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $510.07
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1530.21

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 115 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.