Partially Online Concentration
Online courses are accessed via webcam in interactive, synchronous sessions (from 4:30 to 7 p.m. ET on specific weekdays).
The autism concentration is one of two specialized programs University of Louisville offers in the Masters of Education in Special Education program for all professionals. Note that these concentrations do not lead to teacher certification, and therefore do not qualify graduates to teach special education in the school system.
Graduates interested in gaining licensure to become a special education teacher should refer to the MSD program.
This concentration provides in-depth understanding of individuals with Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) across the lifespan. Graduate students will learn to use alternative communication systems to address the needs of persons with Autism/PDD.
The goal of the program is to offer a master's degree that will advanced one's knowledge and further their expertise in the specialized area of autism.