The Master of Science in Education: Special Education emphasis includes the necessary coursework required for the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Added Authorization. Students complete 15 units of core classes and 15 units of advanced course work in Special Education. This degree requires thirty units of coursework in addition to demonstration of directed research and field experiences.
The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Added Authorization is designed for individuals interested in teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. Candidates accepted into this program must currently hold or be eligible for an Education Specialist Level I teaching credential prior to the recommendation for the Added Authorization.
EDUC 5900 Research Methodologies (3 units)
EDUC 5901 Proposal Development (3 units)
EDUC 5910 Leadership Change in Education (3 units)
EDUC 5920 Cultural Pluralism in Education (3 units)
EDUC 5998 Directed Research in Education (3 units)
Total Core Course Units: 15
EDUC 5801 Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 units)
EDUC 5802 Assessing and Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 units)
EDUC 5803 Collaborative Field Experience Seminar (3 units)
EDUC 5804 Supervised Teaching with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 units)
One additional Special Education course (EDUC 54**) (3 units)
Total ASD Added Authorization Units: 15
Total units for MS in Education: Special Education with ASD Added Authorization: 30