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Early Intervention in Autism and Sensory Impairments

12 months
540 USD/credit 17820 USD/year
540 USD/credit 17820 USD/year
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The Lindenwood University Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Early Intervention in Autism and Sensory Impairments program provides training to partner with parents of young children who have learning needs in the area of autism and/or sensory impairment. 


The need for specialized teacher training in early interventions is evidenced through the increasing prevalence of children born prematurely with low birth weights with co-occurrence of one or more developmental disabilities.

Many of our candidates have backgrounds in non-profit agencies, child development, psychology, social work, communication disorders, and special education. Graduates of our Early Intervention in Autism and Sensory Impairments program at Lindenwood University include pre-grade 8 teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, speech and language therapists, and related services professionals, certified VI teachers who want to learn more about autism and sensory impairments, sign language professionals with a BA degree, and early childhood professionals. As MO DESE does not require teacher certification to work in the early interventions field, teacher certification is not included nor required for this program.


  • Integrity - We are committed to ensuring trust and respect for all persons in an environment that cultivates individual and institutional integrity.
  • Dedication - We are committed to developing a high-performance work ethic and dedication to discipline or vocation.
  • Excellence - We are committed to providing quality and excellence in all our endeavors.
  • Creativity - We are committed to the development of original ideas, knowledge and innovative approaches to solving complex problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavior Management
  • Special Education Counseling
  • Early Childhood Screening, Diagnosing and Prescribing Instruction
  • Innovation Mindset
  • Conceptualization of Education
  • Educational Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH
  • 33-39


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s), as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students with a lower GPA can make an appeal to the Director of Graduate Studies for admission. Please contact your enrollment counselor to discuss further.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Charles

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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