The steady rise in number of those affected by autism has caused a public demand for professionals who are aware of the issues and needs facing these special individuals, their families and service providers. As a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared to provide important services and care for individuals with any of the autism spectrum disorders, either as educators, interventionists, psychologists, speech pathologists, behavior analysts, or family members.
You will complete a practicum customized to individual interests and abilities. The program culminates with creation of a portfolio that demonstrates analysis and synthesis of material learned in the master’s program and evidence of competency in the six Council for Exceptional Children autism standards.
NOTE: Students interested in sitting for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination should apply for the Master’s in curriculum and instruction: applied behavior analysis focus or the applied behavior analysis graduate certificate, depending on interest and need.
Award-winning, fastest rising top-tier college of education in the country:
- In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked the graduate education program 14th in the country
- Mary Lou Fulton undergraduate students have a 92.5% employability after graduation
- In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College placed 11th among the best graduate colleges of education, public and private, in the nation - #4 college among public universities