Program Overview

George Mason University's online MEd in Special Education, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) equips students to identify, address, and overcome complex learning challenges to influence the educational potential for people with mild to severe learning disabilities. The program can be completed in 24 months through a flexible, part-time program led by an expert faculty of behavior analysts, teachers, researchers, and innovators. 

A standalone Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate is also offered.  This part-time online program prepares professionals and family members to work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders in school, home and community settings. The emphasis on working with individuals with autism across their lifespans makes this program unique. Most programs have an emphasis on school-age children with autism – but this program has a broader range of application with a focus that expands to adolescence, transition to adulthood, adulthood, and aging.

Ideal For:

  • School Administrators
  • Behavior Analysts
  • Family Members Affected by Autism
  • Interventionists
  • Psychologists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of study

    School Overview

    George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.  

    George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. 

    Mason Online refers to the online learning experiences offered that may be completed at home, while stationed abroad, or while traveling. The online courses will maintain the same academic rigor and integrity as their campus-based counterparts, providing students with an active and collaborative learning environment while offering greater flexibility to fit a student's needs.

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