Special Education – Autism Intervention

Graduate online program offered by the College of Education

The Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Intervention is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and is designed to prepare personnel in evidence-based practices to work with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in various capacities. Personnel may resume roles as classroom teachers*, autism specialists in public school settings or other related professions (e.g., social work, healthcare, mental health and rehabilitation), coordinator/case managers of home-based family services, life skills coach or professional advocate.

Top 3 Careers

  • Behavior Intervention Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Early Intervention Specialist

How it Works

  • Earn a master’s degree in as little as 15 months (33 hours) or go at a slower pace
  • Courses offered on a rotation schedule via two 8-week terms during the fall and spring semesters and 3-week, 5-week and 10-week terms during the summer
  • 5 different starting points during the year.

*Teaching certification requires a unique process. Contact the program advisor for more information.

Faculty
 

  • Brenda L. Barrio
    Associate Professor
  • Mei Chang
    Associate Professor
  • Bertina Hildreth Combes
    Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Angela Patton
    Senior Lecturer
  • Caitlyn Majeika
    Assistant Professor