Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Our fully online MEd in special education, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), gives you the knowledge base and practice to become an ethical, competent, and caring teacher and decision maker for students affected by autism. Our program teaches special-education law, assessment and intervention, assistive technology, cultural variation awareness, and programming and transition.
Degrees You Can Earn
MEd in Special Education, Autism Spectrums Disorders: This 36-hour degree provides a foundation of curriculum development and special-education teaching. From this knowledge base, you’ll focus your education further to include the study of autism and developmental disabilities.
See a breakdown of the degree plan and requirements.
If you already have a master’s degree and are interested in autism spectrum disorders, you can enroll at UHV as a nondegree-seeking student and take only the ASD coursework sequence.
The ASD course sequence includes the following courses:
- Fall 1: SPED 6327 and CUIN 6332/(or CUIN 6321)
- Spring 1: SPED 6331 (must take BEFORE you can take 6325) and SPED 6326
- Summer 1: SPED 6321 and FEDU 6331
- Fall 2: SPED 6325 (must have already completed 6331) and SPED 6337
- Spring 2: FEDU 6321 and SPED 6339
- Summer 2: SPED 6336 and SPED 6334
And, to explore other special education degrees, visit the special education page.
Where Can This Degree Take You?
Well, where would you like to go? Special education professionals with the ability to work with the unique challenges students affected by autism face are needed in public and private institutions throughout Texas.
There’s a lot ahead of you. You can go anywhere and do anything—follow a path or forge a brand new one. It’s all up to you, and we’re here to help prepare you for whatever journey lies ahead.
Visit the career services department to search for internships, apply for jobs, or get help putting together your resume.
Tuition & Funding
A good education shouldn’t saddle you with insurmountable debt. That’s why, at UHV, affordability and quality go hand in hand. From scholarships to grants to assistantships, we offer an array of options to help you afford your UHV graduate education.
The estimated cost of attending the University of Houston–Victoria varies with enrollment status and personal lifestyle. Browse our Cost of Attendance page to get an idea of how much it will cost to attend UHV.
Eligible students can receive funding in the form of ASD grant scholarships. And, to apply for FAFSA and similar external scholarships, visit the Office of Financial Aid.