MEd in Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Severe Disabilities

Program Advisor:
Dr. Manina Urgolo Huckvale, Program Director, Department of Special Education and Counseling
Phone: 973-720-2680
Office: Valley Road, Room 3002
Email: urgolohuckvalem@wpunj.edu

Program Description:

The Master's program is for teachers who hold a standard New Jersey teaching certificate or a New Jersey Certification of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) in Teacher of Students with Disabilities. This program includes coursework in principles and practices of autism spectrum disorder and other severe disabilities, and emphasizes preparation of individual to instruct students with diverse learning and social needs in a variety of general education and special education settings.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders, MED

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Admission Requirements:

  • In addition to the University's admission requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA
  • Standard New Jersey teaching certificate and/or New Jersey CEAS in Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • Two letters of recommendation from an educator
  • Interview

Program Requirements:*

  • 33 credits of graduate study (21 in ASD/SD concentration)
  • Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination, which carries no course credit and is required of all students
  • Satisfactory completion of a research thesis

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders, MED

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