Autism Spectrum Disorders
Elms College created one of the country’s first Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders programs. This 36 credit master’s program will teach students how to work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Highlights of the Curriculum
- The role of ABA and ASD
- Other treatment options in ASD
- Communication deficits and training
- Social communication
- Pragmatic language
- IEP writing and implementation
- At least a 3.0 GPA
- Official Transcripts
- Goal Statement
- 2 Letters of Recommendation (1 professional and 1 academic)
Upon completion students will be eligible to pursue certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, with other eligibility requirements. This degree also has an optional track to pursue licensing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with other eligibility requirements. University Approved Practicum courses are offered for students in the MS in ASD Program.
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Core MS in Autism Spectrum Disorders
|Course #||Course Name||# of Credit Hours|
|ABA 6001||Theoretical Foundations|
|ABA 6002||Principles of ABA|
|ABA 6100||Research Methods|
|ABA 6003||Assessment in ABA|
|ABA 6004||Behavioral Interventions|
|ABA 6101||Behavioral Consultation|
|ABA 6102||Professional Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis|
|ASD 6001||Intro to ASD or ABA 6909 Special Topics Current Trends in Childhood Disorders|
|Electives||12 Credits of Electives||12|