MEd in Special Education with Concentration in ASD
The M.Ed. in Special Education with Concentration in ASD (ASD teaching endorsement) focuses on the broader concepts of exceptionality - learning, instruction and development - with regard to special populations, and in-depth preparation in the area of autism spectrum disorders. Exploration of theory and research as well as advanced application in instruction and assessment with selected populations are integrated throughout the degree.
Candidates are required to have (or be eligible for) Michigan teacher certification at either the elementary or secondary level.
Candidates who wish to earn the ASD endorsement only (independent of the degree) may apply directly to the Graduate Certificate in ASD Education: Advanced or Graduate Certificate in ASD Education: Basic program options.
If you are not a teacher and not intending to pursue teacher certification but are interested in expanding your knowledge of and skills in working with individuals affected by ASD, please consider our Graduate Certificate in Autism for Multiple Disciplines.
Plan of Study - Please see a sample Plan of Study showing the required courses in this 44 credit master's degree.
*The practicum must be completed at a site approved by the faculty adviser.
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree
- Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
- Hold (or be eligible for) a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate (elementary or secondary certification)
- Demonstrate potential for success in the program
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all of the following university and program application documents by the published application deadlines.
Download an application packet. Read through the application packet carefully and submit all other required application paperwork to the designated areas.