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MEd - Individualized Degree Program - Autism Certificate

Current teachers seeking to obtain an advanced degree in education and complete a program that might prepare them to work with students with autism could benefit from the studies offered in Regent University's Master of Education - Individualized Degree Program with a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism. Continue reading for more information about this online master's program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education - Individualized Degree Program with a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants of this MEd program may already have a teaching license or teaching experience and should be interested in expanding their educator skills and learning more about working with autistic children. All applicants to Regent University's master's degree programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Education- Individualized Degree Program - Autism Certificate program at Regent University allows students to complete coursework for a master's degree in education while focusing their studies on learning more about autism spectrum disorders and relevant teaching methods. In the certificate portion of the program, students might expect to study such topics as behavior management, evaluation areas (including verbal and nonverbal communication, health/motor, and social/emotional/behavioral), IEP development, and systems and methods for teaching students with autism, such as Sensory Integration and cognitive behavioral methods. A practicum project requires that students work individually with an autistic student and complete behavioral and academic analyses. Core coursework might address leadership models, instructional strategies, educational technologies, and the integration of technology in the classroom.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

32 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Education - Individualized Degree Program with a Autism Certificate:

Students who pursue this individualized program must complete core MEd courses and specific courses for the autism certificate. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Master of Education Courses (17 credits)

  • Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • Developmental Leadership
  • Introduction to Curriculum & Instruction
  • Technology in Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Professional Project

Autism Certificate Courses (15 credits)

  • Autism Overview
  • Introduction to Identification and Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Autism Practicum Project
  • Elective course

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After successfully completing all of the requirements for the Master of Education - Individualized Degree Program with a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism, graduates might be prepared to apply appropriate teaching and intervention strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders. They might assume such responsibilities as lesson planning, managing behaviors, and assessing the academic performance and behaviors of autistic students. In addition, they might have developed a deeper understanding of these disorders and the laws regarding learning institutions and children with autism.

Potential career options for graduates include:

  • Special education teacher
  • Special education consultant
  • Special education advocate