The Master of Education in Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders program is intended for applicants who already hold Pennsylvania teaching certification in special education. Upon completion, students will hold a master's degree in special education and will be eligible to add autism spectrum disorders (ASD) endorsement to their current teaching certificate.
Dr. Jason Kight
This graduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
|ESP 602 Life Skills Planning and Instruction||3|
|ESP 603 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching||3|
|ESP 606 Transition Planning and Instruction OR ESP 607 Early Intervention: Special Education||3|
|ESP 639 Field Experience Seminar in Special Education||3|
|ESP 701* Introduction to Behavior Analysis||3|
|ESP 740 Nature/Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|ESP 741 Communication, Behavior and Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|ESP 742 Life Transitions and Partnerships: Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|ESP 743 Navigating the Social World: Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|ESP 800 Seminar in Advanced Behavior Analysis and Research Design||3|
* ESP 701 is a pre-requisite course for all other courses in Special Education.
Students must complete 15 credits of Required Special Education Courses. These courses, listed in the sequence above, include ESP 602, ESP 603, ESP 606, ESP 607 and ESP 639. Students may substitute any of these required 15 credits with the following courses listed below:
- ESP 612 Evidence Based Practices for PK-8 Inclusion (3 credits)
- ESP 613 Evidence Based Practices for Secondary Inclusion (3 credits)
- ESP 620 Special Ed. History, Theory and Exceptionality (3 credits)
- ESP 622 Advanced Evidence Based Practices for PK-8 Inclusion (3 credits)
- ESP 623 Advanced Evidence Based Practices for Secondary Inclusion (3 credits)