Human Development and Child Studies

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Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3077
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Faculty Coordinator: 
Janet Graetz, Ph.D
425D Pawley Hall
(248) 370-2620
graetz@oakland.edu

Director of Program Development:
Susan Martino
430K Pawley Hall
(248) 370-4415
martino@oakland.edu

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M.Ed. in Special Education with ASD concentration

Overview
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This Master of Education degree focuses on the broader concepts of exceptionality (learning, instruction and development) and an in-depth preparation in the area of autism education.
 
This degree is an 24- to 36-month program designed for individuals who currently have or are eligible to receive a teaching certificate in Michigan, and who wish to receive state certification to teach individuals on the autism spectrum. The program is currently offered online.  A practicum is required.

Practicum/Student Teaching   |   View Practicum Information
In partial fulfillment of the requirements to earn this credential, the Michigan Department of Education requires that candidates complete a minimum of 180 clock hours in an approved, supervised practicum experience, teaching students on the autism spectrum.  The practicum is offered as the final experience required for K-12 certification in ASD.  The specific nature of the experience will be individually determined at the time of approval of the practicum request.  

Admissions
Criteria
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Hold (or be eligible for) a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate (elementary or secondary certification)
  • Demonstrate potential for success in the program
Locations

This is an online program. All coursework, with the exception of the ASD Practicum, is completed online.

Find out if an online program is right for you.

Information
and Application

Download an application packet. Read through the application packet carefully and submit all other required application paperwork to the graduate office as per instructions.


Susan Martino, Director of Program Development
(248) 370-4415
martino@oakland.edu