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The Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program provides innovative applied research and instructional experiences to meet the unique needs of students with ASD.
Maryland, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing a severe shortage of teachers of students with ASD. The Teacher as Leader in ASD M.Ed. program offers advanced training for professionals with certification in special education or a related field, such as psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and social work.
The program offers you:
Graduates are prepared to be leaders in their school communities, with expert knowledge in the area of effective educational practices for students with ASD and strategies to partner with and empower families.
Each course in the Teacher as Leader in ASD program provides hands-on experience via an “application project” that provides implementation experience and reflection of teaching and leadership practices as related to ASD.
An on-campus cohort is available for professionals who are working in the school setting (public or non-public) with students with ASD– when program enrollment is sufficient. Contact the program director for additional information.
This program is offered to school system employees through the Towson Learning Network (TLN) in the following counties:
For more information, contact the Towson Learning Network at tln AT_TOWSON.
Beginning in the fall 2021, we are offering an online TLN multi-county cohort. For more information, contact the Towson Learning Network at tln AT_TOWSON.
For information about an on-campus cohort or cohorts in additional counties, please contact the program director.