Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Special Education (M.Ed.) Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder Concentration

Application Deadlines

The Special Education (M.Ed.) - Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder Concentration admits applicants for the fall term only with the following application deadlines:

  • Priority Deadline: June 15
  • Final Deadline: Aug. 15

Admission Requirements

When applying to the Teacher as Leader in ASD Program, the following needs to be included with your application (applications can not be reviewed until all documents are received through the graduate office.): 

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university**
  • An overall minimum GPA of 3.00 for full admission to the program and a 2.75 GPA for conditional admission, based on the last 60 units of total undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Admission essay (minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1000), describing your professional background and experience and why you are interested in applying for the Teacher as Leader in ASD Graduate Program. Additionally, discuss how the content from this program will enhance your professional practice.

Note: Successful completion of this program will yield a master’s degree, but no additional certification from MSDE. Certification in special education or a related field is highly recommended, but not required.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions.

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions