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Concordia University Saint Paul » Special Ed. Masters w/ ASD Licensure

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Master of Arts in Special Education

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) licensure

For:

Individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with autism spectrum disorders.

What You Learn:

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed to prepare highly effective professional, decision-making, and reflective educators who are proficient in foundational knowledge; referral, evaluation, planning, and programming; instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation; collaboration and communication, standards of effective practice; and core special education skills including instructional strategies, social/emotional health, social competence, cultural competence, classroom management and academic competence.

How You Learn:

This program is an online cohort. In general, you will finish one 3 credit hour course every 7-8 weeks. Face to face meetings are not required; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

Career Outcomes:

Students can choose to earn a Master of Arts in Special Education with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Licensure (36 Credit Hours). Students who are not looking to earn a Master’s degree can obtain an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) licensure without a Master’s degree (30 Credit Hours).

Degree Requirements:

Master of Arts in Special Education with ASD Licensure

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
ED 521 Educational Research and Application 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
SPED 582 Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences or Difficulties 3
SPED 573 Fundamentals: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 574 Communication and Social Skills Training 3
SPED 596 Behavior Management 3
SPED 575 Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 593 Applied Experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
ED 590 Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 3
  Total Credit Hours: 36

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Licensure Only

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
SPED 582 Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences or Difficulties 3
SPED 573 Fundamentals: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 574 Communication and Social Skills Training 3
SPED 596 Behavior Management 3
SPED 575 Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 593 Applied Experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.

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