Course Requirements

Course Requirements for Certificate Only - Project STArT

EDSP 5310 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 5330 - Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies for Exceptional Learners (3 hours)
EDSP 5340 - Teaching Students with High-Functioning Autism (3 hours)
EDSP 5350 - Educational Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 5360 - Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 5900 - Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in the School Setting (3 hours)

Master of Education in Special Education - Project STArT

Program scholars will complete 39 credit hours of coursework concurrent with intensive and supervised practicum experiences designed to provide on-the-job coaching in implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) for students with ASD.

Course Requirements

1) Educational Psychology Departmental Core (9 hours)

EPSY 5000 - Introduction to Educational Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 5050 - Foundations of Educational Research Methodology (3 hours)

2) Special Education Common Core (10 hours)

EDSP 5240 - Collaboration with Parents, Paraeducators and Professionals (3 hours)
EDSP 5520 - Special Education Law (3 hours)
EDSP 5330 - Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies for Exceptional Learners (3 hours)
 + EPSY 5800 - Supervised Field Experience in Public School Classroom (1 hour)

3) Autism Concentration Courses (17 hours)

EDSP 5310 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 5340 - Teaching Students with High Functioning Autism (3 hours)
EDSP 5350 - Educational Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hours)
 + EDSP 5800 – Supervised Field Experience in Public School Classroom (1 hour)
EDSP 5360 - Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hours)
 + EDSP 5800 - Supervised Field Experience in Public School Classroom (1 hour)
EDSP 5370 - Autism Across the Life Span (3 hours)

4) Applied Behavioral Analysis (6 hours)

BEHV 5150 - Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 hours)
BEHV 5130 - Basic Behavior Principles (3 hours)