Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Autism Studies

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies Option is a 30-credit degree program which can be completed entirely online. This program does not lead to a teaching license in any state. Candidates who may be eligible for this program must complete the Behavioral Intervention in Autism (BIA) Online Certificate for BCBA Preparation (graduate) at UMass Lowell with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Required Courses
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 12
EDUC.6300 Educating Diverse Populations
3
EDUC.6350 Dynamics of Curricular Change 
3
EDUC.6370 History and Theory of Curriculum 3
EDUC.6380 Curriculum Design K-12 
3
Specialization
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 15
PSYC.XXXX Autism Courses 3 each
Capstone Project
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 3
EDUC.6530 Capstone Alternative* 3
*This course is taken as the culminating course in the program and is offered only during trimester terms.