School of Education

Masters of Arts in Education – Autism Studies 

Employment and Other Information

The School of Education has approved five courses (15 credits) in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Developed at the graduate level, the courses are open to students who have earned the minimum of a baccalaureate degree and hold a standard certification from the state. Please refer to the most recent GCU Graduate Catalog for updated program information.

Autism Studies Coursework (Application coursework)

  • EDC5301  Introduction to Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • EDC5302  Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • EDC5303  Communication and Social Skills Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDC5304  Assessment and Curricular Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDC5305  Treatment and Intervention for Asperger’s Syndrome

Masters of Arts in Education – Autism Studies

Theoretical Courses  

  • EDC5001  Phil and Psych Foundations of Inclusive Educ  (3 credits)
  • EDC5002  Diversity in Inclusive Education  (3 credits)
  • EDC5010  Curricular Leadership for the Inclusive School  (3 credits)
  • EDC5014  Methods of Research in the Inclusive Setting  (3 credits)
  • EDC5158  Technology for Education in an Inclusive Setting  (3 credits)

Mastery Level

  • EDC6095  Project Thesis I  (3 credits)
  • EDC6099  Project Thesis II  (3 credits)


To apply as a non matriculating student:

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Check or money order (nonrefundable) for $40 made payable to Georgian Court University
  3. Provide documentation to verify eligibility to receive graduate credits. Educational verification may be a copy of a diploma from an accredited college or university or an official transcript from an accredited institution.
  4. Submit a copy of your Standard certification

To apply for the MA in Education - Autism Studies:

  1. Completed application for admission (Check MA in Education – Selected Strands)
  2. Check or money order (nonrefundable) for $40 made payable to Georgian Court University
  3. A statement of objectives discussing your academic and professional goals
  4. Sealed and signed envelopes containing the official transcripts of each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended.
  5. Three letters of recommendation written by persons who can comment from personal knowledge on your academic and /or professional qualifications for graduate study.
  6. Submit a copy of your Standard certification


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