Master of Education

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Average Time to Complete Three semesters and one summer

About the Program

MBU | Master’s | Online – Mary Baldwin University is pleased to offer the Comprehensive Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as part of a Master of Education degree. This 33-credit hour program provides students with a broad understanding of educational leadership, research design, instructional technology, as well as in depth exploration educational, community, and home-based interventions for autism. This degree is appropriate for teachers, instructional assistants, and others who may work professionally in a variety of settings with individuals who have developmental disabilities. Students who complete this program earn both the MEd degree and the Comprehensive Certificate in ASD.

Career Paths

  • Special education teacher
  • School therapist
  • Student aide
  • Behavior therapist

Courses & Requirements

33 credit hours

IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners
IN 629 Leadership in Education
IN 630 Methods of Professional Inquiry
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project
ED 640 Characteristics & Assessment of Students with ASD
ED 641 Communication, Language, and Sensory aspects of ASD
ED 642 Social Skills Instruction and Behavioral Strategies for Students with ASD
ED 643 Practicum Experience in ASD (includes 70 hours of fieldwork)
Two graduate level elective courses totaling 6 s.h.

Cost & Financial Aid

2016–17 COSTS

Tuition: $495 per credit hour

Technology Fee:  up to $60 per semester

Additional Cost Information

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities available at Mary Baldwin University.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of Mary Baldwin University, you will have access to:

How to Apply

Apply online for the Master of Education.

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

Fall – July 31
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 15

Applications will require:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
  • Two letters of reference from professional
  • A goal statement essay
  • Praxis Core Scores

Prospective students are encouraged to meet with an education adviser in the most convenient regional location to review admission requirements and determine the best plan of study.

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