Jul 12, 2024  
2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs in Autism Spectrum Disorder


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs of Study

Two program options offer in-depth training in autism spectrum disorders: the Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis and the Certificate in Autism.  The Master’s degree provides students with broad training in both Applied Behavior Analysis and the unique characteristics of learners with autism, while the Certificate in Autism provides coursework in the educational needs of learners with autism and the interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective for them.

Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

This 36-credit program prepares students to work with children with moderate and severe disabilities who particpate in integrated or self-contained classrooms.  The courses inform students about state-of-the-art special education strategies to increase student success and teacher effectiveness.  The program includes courses in Applied Behavior Analysis that fulfill the educational requirements for the internationally recognized certification offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).  This is a unique program that focuses on the application of behavioral principles in special education.  Students will learn best practices in addressing the needs of the exceptional learners.

Note:  the program is described in its entirety in the section above titled “Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis.”

Certificate in Autism

For those students who already possess a Master’s degree and who are interested in only the courses specifically focused on autism spectrum disorders, we offer a 21-credit Certificate in Autism.




Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs of Study