1 in 88 childrend has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.* Prepare yourself to meet this growing need - online. *Source: Centers for Disease Control

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Special Education, MA with Specialization in Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Disabilities

Earn a master's degree online and develop skills to deliver services that maximize the potential of students with ASD and other students with significant disabilities.

This program is for:

  • Preschool, elementary or secondary-level teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • And other educational professionals

Be a greater asset to children and youth with disabilities, position yourself for career advancement and leadership opportunities, and achieve personal satisfaction. 

Additional Options in Online Special Education

The University of Nebraska offers more than 60 online degrees, certificates and endorsement programs in education, including 15+ in the area of special education.

Choose from:

  • Behavior Disorders
  • Deaf Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Intellectual and Sensory Disabilities
  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Special Education Administration
  • Visual Impairment
  • And More

*Source: Centers for Disease Control

Why University of Nebraska online?

  • You'll receive the same exceptional education—from the same highly regarded faculty—that we offer all University of Nebraska students.
  • Our students come first—our faculty and staff are committed and highly responsive to our student needs, whether in a physical or virtual classroom.
  • Your degree is from the University of Nebraska—diplomas and transcripts are identical to those of on-campus students. As a graduate of the University of Nebraska, you'll be well prepared to enter, or advance in, your chosen field of study. And a degree from the University of Nebraka is highly regarded by employers.
  • A degree from the University of Nebraska is a great value—you can count on a rigorous academic program with highly competitive tuition and fees.
  • Many of our programs allow you to take individual courses before being formally admitted to your degree.
  • We are experts in online education—the University of Nebraska offers more than 100 online degrees, certificates and endorsement programs—and we've offered distance education for more than 100 years.


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programs are accredited by
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