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M.Ed. Online

Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders

California University of Pennsylvania

12 months
Duration
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
516 USD/credit 15480 USD/year
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About

For students who hold Pennsylvania teaching certification in special education, 100% online Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders program from California University of Pennsylvania will give you the specialized preparation you need to be an effective and highly qualified teacher for children with autism.

Overview

Cal U's special education programs are rooted in applied behavior analysis and proven best practices. Our autism M.Ed. directly addresses the needs of today's educators who are seeing a rapidly growing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders - as well as the many school districts that are in need of special education teachers who are specifically focused on autism spectrum disorders.

Degree Benefits

As a student of the Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders program from California University of Pennsylvania you will:

  • Have the flexibility to complete your online courses on the schedule that's best for you.
  • Learn how to understand and address the unique and complex challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • Get hands-on practice designing and delivering communication, behavior and instructional support for diverse learners with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Benefit from career support from program faculty and Cal U's Career and Professional Development Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Skills Planning and Instruction 
  • Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 
  • Transition Planning & Instruction 
  • Early Intervention: Special Education 
  • Field Experience Seminar in Special Education 
  • Introduction to Behavior Analysis 
  • Nature/Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Communication, Behavior and Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.8

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • MEd or MEd plus Certification ONLY:  Copy of teaching certificate
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate ONLY:  Copy of teaching certificate is not required if certification is not desired.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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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