Autism Spectrum Disorders (MEd)

Quality education should be available to all, no matter a student’s developmental disability. Mary Baldwin University’s Master of Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders gives you the skills and confidence to work with and support the educational and behavioral needs of school-aged individuals on the spectrum.

Whether you want to work as an autism teacher, instructional assistant, or in a variety of other professional settings, we’ll make sure you graduate ready to help every child find success.

The first online program endorsed by the Virginia Autism Council

The 30 credit hour Masters of Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders prepares you to work effectively and ethically through collaboration with parents, colleagues, and other service providers to benefit PK-12 students on the autism spectrum. You’ll engage in inquiry-based courses that explore:

  • Educational leadership 
  • Research design 
  • Instructional technology 
  • Educational, community, and home-based interventions for autism

As a graduate, you’ll earn the Comprehensive Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, endorsed by the Virginia Autism Council. Our program includes a fieldwork component, which may be done on the job.

Happy graduates

Cost and Financial Aid

MBU’s Office of Financial Aid lists ABA program tuition rates for 2022-23 and is happy to answer any questions.

In addition to support through the Office of Financial Aid, you can transfer up to 84 credit hours from your previous studies. And if you’re a Registered Behavior Technician, you may receive a 10% discount. Talk to an Admissions counselor for more information.

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Ready to apply?

Questions? Mary Baldwin’s admissions team is ready and available right now.

Eager to launch the next phase of your education? Simply fill out our application form. An admissions counselor will be in touch with a decision within a week!