Master's Degree Only Option:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Legal/Educational Foundations: Special Education
Academic Interventions: Special Education
Classroom/Behavior Management: Special Education
Technology Applications for Special Needs
Collaborative-Consultative Inclusion Strategies
Elementary Content Methods: Special Needs
Secondary Content Methods: Special Needs
Learning Characteristics: Autism
Educational Interventions: Autism
Research to Practice
|Approved Electives||(in areas related to ASD Program and approved by advisor)
||36 Credits Total|
Electives should be designed to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in a way that directly supports the Autism Spectrum Disorders Program by enhancing his or her ability to teach students with autism spectrum disorders across a broad age range. Some courses in other areas of special education (especially early intervention/early childhood special education and severe/multiple disabilities) may be especially helpful, as will courses in curriculum and instruction, child development, or instructional technologies. All electives must have earned graduate degree credit from a regionally accredited institution and must be approved in advance in writing by the faculty advisor. Courses that earned continuing education or professional development credits may not be counted as electives in a degree program.
All courses in a degree program must be completed within eight years; this includes transfers from other institutions and elective courses.
Retention in this program requires maintaining active student status and an overall GPA of 3.0. Students who fail to maintain active student status by enrolling in at least one course every two years become inactive and will have to re-apply and meet any new requirements in effect at the time of admission. Students who fail to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 will be dismissed from the program and may be unable to reapply for admission.