Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders Track Program Overview
The University of Texas Permian Basin's CAEP-accredited online Master of Arts in Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders track is designed for individuals who want to enrich the lives of students with differing needs on the autism spectrum. This program is:
Online with the exception of our practicum course.
36 credit hours in total.
UT Permian Basin's online MA in special education, autism spectrum disorders track explores the use of evidence-based interventions and strategies in the classroom and demonstrates how to overcome the unique challenges teachers face today. This online program will equip you with the specialized skills and knowledge you need to integrate technology and universal learning-focused curriculum into your instruction and remove barriers to learning opportunities, providing students on the autism spectrum with as many pathways to learn as possible across their lifespan.
Affordability: Save on your education with financial aid and tuition assistance options.
Flexibility: Complete online coursework on your schedule from anywhere with internet access.
Practicality: Gain hands-on experience with individuals on the autism spectrum in our practicum capstone course.
UT Permian Basin’s College of Education is accredited by the prestigious Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Students in our MA in special education, autism spectrum disorders track program may be eligible for financial aid. In addition, UT Permian Basin participates in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, which provides up to $4,000 per year to students who are completing coursework needed to begin a career in a high-need teaching field.
To be eligible to receive a TEACH Grant, you must meet basic eligibility criteria for federal student aid programs, complete the FAFSA, be enrolled at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant program, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25, receive TEACH Grant counseling for each year you receive the grant, and sign a TEACH Grant agreement.
To see if you are eligible for a federal student loan, fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using UT Permian Basin’s school code: 009930 (see studentaid.gov to apply). The priority deadlines for FAFSA are July 15th for fall and November 15th for spring.
Admission Policy and Requirements
Regular Admission Requirements
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Upper-division GPA of at least 3.0
An essay that answers the following prompt:
What skills and personal characteristics do you have that will make you successful in graduate school and effective in the special education field?
Conditional Admission Requirements
If you do not meet the GPA requirements for this program, you may qualify for conditional admission (see online.utpb.edu for conditional admission requirements).
The application fee is $40.