• Autism Program

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, with the focus on Autism, is designed to meet the needs of professionals who serve children with autism in a school setting or in a cognate area of administration. The program consists of 36 semester hours that includes core and major requirements. Individuals may apply to the Florida Department of Education for the autism endorsement after completing the courses in the Autism Concentration area of the program of study.

    Admissions to the Program

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet Graduate School admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.  

      1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
      2. GRE scores preferred (verbal, quantitative, and writing portions taken within the last 5 years) (Institutional Code : 5490)
      3. Three letters of recommendation indicating:
        • applicant's academic background
        • aptitude for graduate work
        • applicant's capabilities for future performance and scholarship
        • At least one letter from a college/university professor is preferred. 
      4. Written statement of 500-1000 words that includes the following information:
        • reasons for seeking admission into the M.Ed. in Special Education program
        • professional goals
        • how the program will help attain goals 
      5. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admissions must apply under the college’s exception policy.

     

    This is a completely online  program with eight week terms. For more information, including application details, please visit our online degree site.

     

     

     

  • Major: Special Education
    Concentration: Autism
    Degree: Master of Education
    Core Requirements (6 credits)
    EDF6480 Foundations of Ed Research (3 Credits)
    EDF6607 Education in America (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (12 credits)
    EEX5053 Foundations of Special Ed (3 Credits)
    • Offered FALL
    EEX6025 Issues/Trends Special Ed (3 Credits)
    • Offered FALL
    EEX6301 Research in Special Education (1-3 Credits)
    • Offered SPRING
    EEX6402 Comm, Coll, Consult Spec Ed (3 Credits)
    • Offered SPRING
    Major Electives (18 credits)
    EEX5095 Autism Nature and Needs (3 Credits)
    EEX5297 Dev/Assessment with Autism (3 Credits)
    EEX5767 Assistive Tech and Autism (3 Credits)
    EEX6625 App Beh Anal Ed and Perf Mgmt (3 Credits)
    EEX6841 Practicum in Special Education (3-9 Credits)
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    NOTE: 

    • No more than 10 semester hours can be completed before a student is fully admitted, including a maximum of 6 semester hours of approved transfer credits from another institution.
    • A student may receive credit for a course only once. However, the GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
    • An approved dual/concurrent enrollment form is required prior to registering for courses at another institution.
    • Students are strongly advised not to enroll in courses at another institution during their last semester at UNF.
    • Graduation will most likely be delayed for students who attempt dual enrollment in their last semester.