Online Master of Art in Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
Next start date: 03/08/2021
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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Whether instances of autism are increasing or just appear to be increasing because the instances of autism diagnoses are increasing is a subject of debate that is addressed in the curriculum. In either case, there is a demand for professionals who are aware of the issues and needs facing autistic individuals, their families and service providers. As a graduate of this autism degree, you'll be well prepared to provide services and care for autistic individuals, whether you're an educator, interventionist, psychologist, speech pathologist, behavior analyst or family member.
Work with autistic children and adults
In this autism master’s program, you will complete a practicum customized to your individual interests around autism. Under the guidance of an instructor, you'll work with autistic children and adults and demonstrate these skills in your practicum at the end of your autism degree. Students will complete a minimum of 45 direct contact hours of approved activities under the supervision of an onsite supervisor and the guidance of an ASU instructor.
Students also complete an applied project or capstone course that demonstrates analysis and synthesis of material learned in the master’s program and evidence of competency in the Council for Exceptional Children autism standards. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) sets standards for professionals working with children with developmental disorders and those affected by autism. By completing this autism master’s program, you will earn the experience and skills needed to meet the CEC standards for professionals working with children with autism spectrum disorders.
NOTE: If you are interested in sitting for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination (BCBA), please apply for the Master of Arts in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis or the Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate, depending on your interest and need.
What careers work with children and adults with autism?
This program provides graduates with a degree and experience but does not lead to certifications. Some roles may require additional credentials. Program graduates will be well-prepared to provide important services and care for autistic individuals in a variety of roles, including:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:
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