College of Education and Human Services
Overview

Overview

The M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology with a concentration in Autism Studies has been designed and developed for teachers who already possess a special education endorsement. The program combines the benefits of a certificate in Autism Studies with an instructional design and technology program that will increase your knowledge, strategies and skills of both assisting technologies and the integration of new technologies into a variety of special education settings and inclusive classrooms.

A Unique Approach

The M.A. in Instructional Design and Technologies with a concentration in Autism Studies is structured to meet the specific goals of each student and provide them with an opportunity to acquire content knowledge and skills that are state of the art, enabling them to expand their personal competence and to achieve higher levels of professional excellence. The program is unique in that it allows students, under the guidance of faculty mentors, to complete a master's program that satisfies their interests and career objectives.

Who Should Apply?

Teachers and administrators with a bachelor's degree and special education certification should apply to this program. For specific admission requirements, click on admissions.

The Program

The M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology with a concentration in Autism Studies is a 36-credit program that yields a Master of Arts in Education degree. The program combines the benefits of a certificate in Autism Studies with an instructional design and technology program that will increase your knowledge, strategies and skills of both assisting technologies and the integration of new technologies into a variety of special education settings and inclusive classrooms. For specific program requirements, click on curriculum.

Career Advancement

The number of students diagnosed with autism in public schools has increased in recent years. If you are currently a general education or special education teacher, you are probably teaching students with autism. This program gives you the knowledge, tools, and strategies to serve these students and integrate computer technologies and assisting technologies throughout the special education curriculum. Modern technologies are the key to motivation, engagement and retention.

Program Director:
Rosemary Skeele, Ed.D.

(973) 761-9393
skeelero@shu.edu

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