Program Highlights & Benefits
100% online program
2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
What You Learn
The 15-credit graduate program leads to eligibility for the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certification. An additional 21 credits are needed to qualify for a Master of Education degree, including the successful completion of an applied thesis.
How You Learn
This is an online cohort program. Online activities may include assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will generally finish one 3-credit course every 7.5 weeks. Practicum courses may vary. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately two years.
Upon completion of the first 15 credit-hours of the graduate program, students will be eligible for the GCU Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate. Upon completion of the full program outlined below, students will have earned an M.Ed.
Courses required for certificate only:
|EDC5301||Nature & Needs of Individuals with Autism & PDD||3|
|EDC5302||Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism & Developmental Disabilities||3|
|EDC5303||Communication & Social Skills Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|EDC5304||Assessment & Curricular Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|EDC5305||Interventions & Supports for Level 1 Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder||3|
|Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate:||15|
Courses Required to continue on for Master of Education:
|EDC5001||Philosophical & Psychological Foundations of Inclusive Education||3|
|EDC5002||Diversity in Inclusive Education||3|
|EDC5010||Curricular Leadership for the Inclusive School||3|
|EDC5014||Methods of Research for Leaders in Inclusive School||3|
|EDC5158||Instructional Technology in an Inclusive Setting||3|
|EDC6095||Project Applied Thesis I||3|
|EDC6099||Project Applied Thesis II||3|
|Total Credit Hours Required for M.Ed.:||36|
Program and course requirements are subject to change to comply with university policy and updates to NJDOE certification regulations.