Master’s in Special Education

UND College of Education & Human Development’s online Master of Science in Special Education program prepares you to serve students and other individuals with mild to moderate disabilities by qualifying you to: diagnose difficulties and exceptionalities for children and young adults, plan curricular approaches, and develop and deliver instructional programs with the help of other pertinent professionals in the school, hospital, and other human service agencies.

Depending on your interests, you may focus your coursework in one of the following specialization areas: Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Emotional Disturbance (ED), General Special Education, Gifted/Talented (G/T), Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Learning Disabilities (LD), Special Education Strategist (SES), Visual Impairment (VI).

In addition to the specialization areas, an approved sequence of courses for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is available.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate

UND College of Education & Human Development’s online Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Graduate Certificate prepares you to serve individuals with ASD in a variety of settings, including at home or in schools, hospitals, state and private institutions, or other human service agencies. This 12 credit, 100% online program helps graduate students develop the skills and tools needed to address the challenges faced by individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. You also may pursue a fully-online Master’s Degree in Special Education with an ASD specialization by completing 18 credits of ASD coursework and an additional 14 credits of master’s coursework.