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Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control concluded that one in every 50 American children are on the autism spectrum – a large increase from last year’s finding of 1 in 88. To meet the needs of this continually growing population, Fontbonne University offers the Master of Art in Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this comprehensive, collaborative graduate program, educators and professionals from a variety of backgrounds will learn to effectively work with and educate children on the spectrum and their families.

A certificate of completion is available for those students who wish to take only the five required specialty courses.

Required courses for the Autism Spectrum Disorders concentration:

  • CTE 507 ASD: Studies in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • CTE 508 ASD: Communication and Social Competence
  • CTE 509 ASD: Behavioral Supports
  • CTE 510 ASD: Assessment and Evaluation
  • CTE 511 ASD: Teaching and Learning Strategies

Autism Spectrum Disorders concentration: 15 credit hours

Required core: 11 credit hours

Electives: 6 credit hours

Program total: 32 credit hours


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