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

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On campus

Admission Deadline

Fall: Rolling

Degrees Offered



School of Graduate Studies


Education, Psychology

Program Contact

Susan M. Cahill

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
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508-767-7365 Admissions House - Room 205

Nanho Vander Hart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Special Education, Director of Special Education
508-767-7380 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 157
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Program Curriculum

A Committed Faculty

Admission Requirements

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 Endorsement: Massachusetts Initial or Professional teacher license in one 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.

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