University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Education and Human Sciences

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Severe Disabilities, M.A.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Severe Disabilities, M.A.

Format: Online

Program Description:

The diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has grown dramatically throughout the country, creating critical shortages in qualified personnel to deliver evidence-based services to maximize the academic, social and communicative potential of this population. Early intervention programs, K-12 school programs and private and not-for-profit therapeutic agencies and organizations are desperate for trained personnel who understand the needs of this special population. Students with ASD have a range of abilities, but those with severe disabilities pose the greatest challenge to teachers, parents and communities. Who should consider this program: Pre-school, elementary or secondary level teachers Special education teachers Speech-language pathologists Occupational therapists School psychologists Community agency professionals Anyone wanting to make a career change to teach special education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Severe Disabilities


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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