Graduate

Special Education C.A.G.S.

Autism Spectrum Disorders C.A.G.S.
(with Endorsement Option)

Program Tracks Available

Blended (online/on campus)


Admission Deadline

Fall*: Rolling
Spring: Rolling
Summer: Rolling

*Suggested start term for this program

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Degrees Offered

C.A.G.S.


School

School of Graduate Studies



Department

Education, Psychology


Leigh Blanchard

Special Education C.A.G.S. 2022
Evaluation Team Chairperson, Worcester Public Schools

The Autism CAGS program has enhanced my understanding of the needs of students with autism.

The knowledge I have gained through the program will help me to better assist students and families in my job. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn more about working with students with autism.

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Leigh Blanchard

Special Education C.A.G.S. 2022
Evaluation Team Chairperson, Worcester Public Schools

The Autism CAGS program has enhanced my understanding of the needs of students with autism.

The knowledge I have gained through the program will help me to better assist students and families in my job. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn more about working with students with autism.

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Program Contact

Karissa Bardsley

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Coordinator of Professional Development Institute Programs
Schedule a Conversation
508-767-7511 Admissions House - Room 204

Samantha Goldman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Education
508 767-7125 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 166

Sabine Prizio

Administrative Assistant to Graduate Programs
508-767-7297 Kennedy Hall - Room 169

Program Curriculum

A Committed Faculty

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:
To be accepted into the C.A.G.S. program, you must have:
A master’s degree in Special Education or a related field of study from an accredited college or university

For Massachusetts Autism Spectrum Endorsement: Massachusetts Initial or Professional teacher license in on of the following:

  • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities
  • Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • Three letters of recommendation are required* – one professional and at least one academic.
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for applicants whose native language is not English)

*We strongly recommend at least one academic letter of recommendation; the remaining letters may be professional. All recommendations may be professional if an academic letter is not feasible. However, all letters should address the student’s ability to complete graduate-level academic work.

General Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English
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