Master of Science in Special Education / Autism Endorsement
Florida International University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Special Education with an Autism Endorsement program is designed to advance and enrich special education teachers’ careers.  The curriculum provides educators with the skills to teach learners on the autism spectrum and emphasizes classroom-based research.  The program prepares special education teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners and their families.  Courses include:

  • Advanced Theory and Research in Special Education
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners
  • Assessment and Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Management and Positive Behavioral Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Nature & Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Florida International University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Occupational License

Additional Info

  • Valid Teacher Certification in Exceptional Student Education OR Valid Letter of Eligibility and a passing score on the Teacher Certification Examination
  • Access to either K-12 students or K-12 teachers in an academic setting to work on the Action Research Project throughout the program