Master of EducationSpecial Education with Autism Spectrum Disorder Licensure


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the year Concordia was founded

Program Overview
Credit Hours: 30-42

The Master of Arts in Special Education with an Autism Spectrum Disorder emphasis is for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching licensee and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with autism spectrum disorder.

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).

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.