Autism Specialist, M.Ed. | Online (optional) | Cambridge College | Boston, United States
12 months
591 USD/credit 18321 USD/year
591 USD/credit 18321 USD/year
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Teachers in general education and special education are working with more and more students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Autism Specialist Master of Education program from Cambridge College answers the growing need for more understanding and better preparation for those working with students with severe disabilities.


The Autism Specialist program from Cambridge College offers opportunities to personalize your learning and flexible study options for working professionals who want to become specialists in autism.

This program is designed for experienced teachers and para-professionals, to enhance their working knowledge of the field. It also provides opportunities to explore new professional opportunities working with individuals with autism. This is not a licensure program and does not lead to Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) certification.

Autism Specialist Jobs

Autism behavior specialists work in a wide range of educational settings as teachers, school therapists, student aides, and other professional roles. In addition to working directly with special needs students, autism specialists may also conduct assessments, submit recommendations, and develop individualized care or education plans.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assistive Technology: Modifying the Curriculum for Diverse Learners
  • Autism: History, Prevalence, Diagnosis and Characteristics
  • Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Special Education
  • Theories of Typical and Atypical Human Development
  • Assessment and Appraisal Process -ASD
  • Behavior Management- ASD

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

A completed application must be received within enough time for students to receive the i20 and arrive in the U.S. prior to the term start-date.


31 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Earned bachelor’s degree required.
  • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency.
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement - Write a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay (500 words) describing your professional experience, your goals and objectives for graduate study and for educator licensure.
  • Two Professional Recommendations
  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18321 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18321 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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