Online Master of Education in Special Education with Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Marygrove College

Program Description

Online Master of Education in Special Education with Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Marygrove College

7o Marygrove’s Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders is designed to provide both a strong foundation in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions considered foundational to all special education practitioners as well as those more specific to the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. This program is available completely online. Student teaching requirements may be satisfied in on-the-job placements or during the summer semester to meet the needs of candidates who work full time during the school year.


Students in the Special Education program are prepared to utilize a variety of instructional approaches as well as demonstrate what they have learned in a number of ways. By experiencing a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies firsthand, candidates are prepared to model similar techniques in their own classrooms. Special education methods courses have strong practicum components involving candidates with students in K-12 classrooms throughout their educational program.



  • Michigan Teaching Certificate (Elementary or Secondary). Teachers from other states will be accepted into the program but will need to confirm reciprocity within their state/district.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0-grade point average
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed
  • Career plan
  • Two letters of recommendation

Master of Education in Special Education with ASD Endorsement

Minimum of 35 credit hours required; 12 credit hours of Core courses in Special Education, 15 credit hours in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and 8 credit hours of exit courses to include Student Teaching. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

Foundation Pre-Requirements

(Note: Pre-Requirement courses are only needed if you did not take them during your initial teacher certification)

  • Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
  • Assessment & Differentiation
  • Designing & Creating Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners


Core Requirements

  • Language Development and Disorders
  • Teaching Students With Disabilities
  • Students With Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
  • Assistive Technology in Special Education
  • IEP Development

Autism Spectrum Disorder Concentration Courses

  • Characteristics of Students with Autism
  • Pre-professional Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Using Applied Behavior Analysis in the Classroom Setting
  • Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • SED 601, 602,603 (1 credit each) Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Exit Requirements

  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Student Teaching in Learning Disabilities
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 21, 2017
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