Autism Intervention

The Autism Intervention concentration offers Doctoral (PhD), Master's (MEd), and Graduate Academic Certificate (GACT-AUT) options, consisting of comprehensive and evidence-based practices in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The mission of this specialization area is to professionally prepare leaders and educators with core values that exemplify excellence, integrity, collaboration and impact in the field of Autism.

In addition to the degree and certification plans, the Project STArT Master's Program prepares qualified special education teachers to work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders though education, one-to-one on-the-job coaching and clinical supervision at their place of employment.

Master of Education in Special Education - Concentration in Autism Intervention

The mission of this specialization area is to professionally prepare leaders and educators with core values that exemplify excellence, integrity, collaboration and impact in the field of Autism.

>> Learn more about the MEd in Special Education - Concentration in Autism Intervention

>> See Educational Psychology Graduate Admissions for application procedures

For questions on specific course requirements of this program, potential students may also contact the program coordinator, Dr. Miriam Boesch (Miriam.Boesch@unt.edu).

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education - Concentration in Autism Intervention

The doctoral concentration in Autism Research and Leadership focuses on the preparation of personnel to assume leadership roles in the area of autism research, education, and training. All doctoral students who are receiving federal funding are also required to accomplish a number of professional competencies including submitting a grant application for external funding, participating in mentored research prior to initiating their dissertation activities, submitting a manuscript for publication consideration, course instruction, presenting at national, state or regional conventions, and engaging in advocacy and volunteer activities involving students with ASD or their support persons. The requirements are designed to increase the capacity of graduates to provide effective leadership in the area of autism programming and policy development and to conduct valid empirical intervention research that will bridge existing research-to-practice gaps and improve outcomes for students with ASD and their families.

>> Learn more about the PhD in Special Education - Concentration in Autism Intervention

>> See Educational Psychology Graduate Admissions for application procedures

For questions on specific course requirements of this program, potential students may also contact the program coordinator, Dr. Smita Mehta (Smita.Mehta@unt.edu).

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