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An Online Program Preparing Special Education Teachers to Help Children Diagnosed with Autism to Learn with Confidence

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Designed for educators who already hold a current Pennsylvania teaching certification in special education, Seton Hill's online M.A. in Special Education: Autism Specialization will prepare you with the skills necessary to effectively educate this unique - and growing - student population. Graduates of this program are also qualified to obtain the Autism Endorsement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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A One-Year Online Program with Small Classes & Personalized Support

Through the online M.A. in Special Education: Autism Specialization at Seton Hill University, you will learn and interact online with a small group of other teaching professionals. Plus:

  • You will always have access to your professors, who have classroom experience and expertise in autism education.
  • You can graduate in one year as a full-time student (2 courses per 8-week session) or in less than 2 years part-time (1 course per 8-week session).
  • You will receive personal one-on-one support from an academic advisor, keeping you on track for graduation and career goals.
  • As a leader in the use of mobile technology for teaching and learning, we’ll prepare you for today’s classroom as well as tomorrow’s.
  • This 30-credit online master's program includes integrated field experiences.
  • No GMAT or GRE is required for admission.
  • If you are entering Seton Hill as an undergraduate, you have the option to earn this degree and your undergraduate education degree in less time, for less money, through our FastForward Program.


Graduates from Seton Hill's education programs go on to become professional educators in public, private and parochial schools or work in various capacities with adoption and child care agencies, adult continuing education programs, alternative schools, pre-school and after-school programs, education programs in correctional institutions, educational software design and education assistance and support programs. Plus, you’ll also have access to our award-winning Career and Professional Development Center as a student, and after you graduate.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University's admission requirements, applicants to the Master of Arts in Special Education: Autism Specialization must:

  • Have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA while earning an undergraduate degree.
  • Have earned a special education teacher certification.

Ready to apply?Apply online now for free!

To learn more about this program, register for an upcoming information session on March 12, 2019

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Sample Courses

Special Education: Autism Specialization Courses

To contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, fill out the online Request for Information form. Ready to apply? Apply online now for free! You may also call Graduate Admissions at (724) 838-4208 or email us at