Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
With the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders continuing to rise, it is imperative to adopt a deepened knowledge of neurological development and applied behavior analysis. The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. Through a combination of application, theory and research, licensed special educators prepare to meet the demands of teaching and master techniques that improve ASD student outcomes.
In this masters degree in autism program, emphasis is placed on life skills that help students with ASD transition to independent living. Review methods to enhance and assess social, cognitive and behavioral skills using proven and innovative approaches. Throughout your masters degree in autism spectrum disorders program, you apply your learning during field and internship experiences, and focus on curriculum and plan development, applied techniques and student progression. In a culminating capstone course, demonstrate your overall competency by creating a portfolio presenting the framework for enacting the role of an ASD specialist.