Online MEd in Special Education - Concentration in Autism Intervention
This one-year online program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is designed to prepare personnel in evidence-based practices to work with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in various capacities. Personnel may resume roles as classroom teachers*, autism specialists in public school settings or other related professions (e.g., social work, healthcare, mental health and rehabilitation), coordinator/case managers of home-based family services, life skills coach or professional advocate.
*A teacher certification may be earned through UNT's IMPACT Program.
Benefits of this Program
- Earn a Master's Degree in 15 months. Begin one summer and graduate the following summer!
- Increase your options and competitive edge in the workforce when you complete the program.
- Receive partial funding during your year of graduate study (upon eligibility).
Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?
Our online program is the solution.
- Convenient. Earn a Master's Degree in less time. Most students complete their graduate degree in 15 months!
- Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,400. A one-time departmental award of $1,000 is available to qualifying students.
- Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
- Adaptable. Working full time as an educator? Take up to 4 accelerated courses in the summer months and 2 courses each fall and spring to graduate on time.
- Respected. Alumni of UNT's Educational Psychology department have been at the forefront of educational programming in Texas and other states.
How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:
- The master degree in Autism Intervention focuses on the preparation of personnel to resume roles in various capacities. Possible career paths may include but not limited to: classroom educator, autism specialist in public school settings or other related professions (e.g., social work, healthcare, mental health and rehabilitation), coordinator or case manager of home-based family services, professional advocate or life skills coach, and coordinator or case manager of home-based practices in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
How does it work?
- The 33-hour MEd in Special Education - Online Concentration in Autism Intervention (AI) requires two departmental core courses (6 hours), three common courses in special education (9 hours), and a minimum of six courses (18 hours) within the concentration area).
- Online course schedule rotates throughout fall, summer, and spring with many courses offered each semester -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
- If you begin your journey during one summer you will be able to graduate the following summer!
U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Education 13th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.