Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Master’s Program

Department of Special Education

The concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities (A&DD) provides advanced training in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practices to individuals with autism and related developmental and physical disabilities and their families. Graduates are prepared to assume educational and related professional positions as teachers, behavior analysts and clinicians, serving all ages, culturally and linguistically diverse populations and incorporating assistive technology.

This program can be completed by one of two options (M.Ed. or M.A.), involving flexible combinations of coursework, practicum and applied intervention research. This program also meets all the coursework requirements for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

Beginning Fall 2024, students admitted to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities M.Ed. program may attend classes either fully online or in-person. Courses will be synchronous, with both online and in-person attendees taking classes simultaneously, allowing all students to receive the same high-quality academic experience and faculty mentorship. 



Starting Fall 2024, our M.Ed. specializations in Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Intervention are available both fully online and in-person!

At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
Rolling Admissions

Credit Hours Required: 36

Program Location: In-person and online

GRE Required? No

Program Contacts

Area Co-Coordinator
Mark O’Reilly

Area Co-Coordinator
Terry Falcomatta

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