The demand for autism specialists and teachers working with children with autism continues to grow. 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) every year. Now more than ever, schools and institutions need experienced individuals, particularly those with autism endorsements.
Florida State’s online master’s program in Autism Spectrum Disorder offers an innovative new way to address the growing demand for autism specialists. With our online master’s program, professionals have an opportunity to learn more about the disorder. Furthermore, we teach our students best practices for working with students with ASD in a variety of settings.
Perfect for working teachers, the ASD online master’s degree lets you work through the program at your own pace. Perhaps just as importantly, the program allows currently certified special education teachers to gain the autism spectrum disorders endorsement from the Florida Department of Education. The autism spectrum disorders endorsement opens up career options and increases earning potential.
In this program, you will work with experienced faculty conducting important research on pressing issues related to ASD. Under the guidance of these faculty members, you will gain the training and knowledge you need to excel at helping individuals with ASD develop and achieve lifelong success.
Learn more about some of our faculty’s research initiatives in the videos below!
In order to meet minimum University admission requirements, applicants must have:
Verbal – 146+
Quantitative – 140+
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) do not retain scores longer than five years. If your test scores are older than five years, you may have to retake the test to have official scores sent directly to FSU from the testing agency. If you have the report that was mailed to your home address for older scores, then FSU will accept that report.
NOTE: The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants if the applicant meets at least ONE of the following criteria:
Applicants must provide evidence to satisfy the criteria being applied; please send documentation to Ms. Britni DeZerga. Approval of a GRE waiver does not guarantee admission. Prospective students must still apply and meet all other admissions requirements.
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
Applicants must upload the following REQUIRED supporting documents to the Admissions Application Portal:
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook for special education teachers is expected to grow by 7.4% through 2026. That translates into 15,100 new jobs. The median national annual salary for special education teachers is $60,600 per year. Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers, and a typical path usually offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth.
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