Autism Spectrum Disorders Option
Topics include autism spectrum disorders; classroom programming; how to teach communication and social skills; behavioral interventions; how to identify, assess and plan for students with ASD; and early intervention.
Autism classes are offered solely online. Autism classes are open to degree-seeking students and non-degree-seeking students.
How to apply:
Complete an online application for admission to the graduate school.
Admission to the program requires meeting all qualifications for acceptance to the Missouri Western Graduate School, successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in education or a related field, and a minimum GPA of a 2.75. The GRE is not required.
Note: You may apply to this program with or without having a teaching license.
Applications for new graduate cohorts are accepted until approximately 1-2 months before the beginning of the next semester, see this link for specific deadlines: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/graduate/graduate-school-4/apply-online/
Please note that the majority of new students start in the summer semester. If you intend to start in a different semester, we encourage you to contact the Education Graduate Program first.
Graduate School page:
Department of Education webpage:
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Courses
The autism option for the Masters of Applied Science in Assessment provides teachers with advanced understanding of autism spectrum disorders. Educators are prepared to evaluate, teach, and support children with autism in the classroom.
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES IN ASSESSMENT|
|Policy Decisions and the Data that Drive Them (3)|
|Research Approaches in Assessment (3)|
|Literature Review and Case Study Analysis (3)|
|Data Informed Analysis and Decisions (3)|
|Improving Outcomes: Documenting the Process and Results (6)|
Core Courses: 18 credits Autism Option: 15 credits TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 33 credit hours