Autism Studies

The Certificate of Autism Studies is designed to prepare personnel to educate and support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The program consists of four courses (12 semester hours) covering the Skill Competencies for Professionals and Paraprofessionals as outlined by Virginia’s Autism Council and is based on empirical research and best practices. There is no Virginia licensure in the area of ASD. Those who complete the program will receive Radford University’s Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Autism Studies. Required courses are:

Required Courses

  • EDSP 500: An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDSP 501: Approaches for Supporting and Teaching Individuals with ASD
  • EDSP 502: Expanding Social Competence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • EDSP 670: Proactive Classroom Management and Advanced Positive Behavior Support

Although the certificate is not available to undergraduates, the courses are available to them as EDSP 400, 401, 402, and 462 and will be listed on their transcripts.

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Autism Certficate Contact

Dr. Leslie Daniel




The Mathematics Education Certificate Program consists of six courses (18 semester hours) providing professional development for licensed high school mathematics teachers across the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content strands. Those who complete the program receive Radford University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics Education. 

Required Courses

  • MATH 600 - Foundations of the Number System
  • MATH 623 - Algebraic Reasoning and Mathematical Structures
  • MATH 630 - Algebra and Functions for Secondary Teachers
  • MATH 635 - Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MATH 641 - Mathematical Analysis and Modeling
  • STAT 644 - Applied Statistics for Teaching

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Math Education Certificate Contact

Dr. Darryl Corey