Autism Spectrum Disorder



The demand for autism specialists and teachers working with children with autism continues to grow. It is estimated that 1 in 36 children are identified as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. Now more than ever, schools and institutions need experienced individuals, particularly those with autism endorsements.

Currently ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Florida State’s online master’s program in Autism Spectrum Disorder offers an innovative new way to address the growing demand for autism specialists. With our online master’s program, professionals have an opportunity to learn more about the disorder. Furthermore, we teach our students the best practices for working with students with ASD in a variety of settings.

Perfect for working teachers, the ASD online master’s degree lets you work through the program at your own pace. Perhaps just as importantly, the program allows currently certified special education teachers to gain the autism spectrum disorders endorsement from the Florida Department of Education. The autism spectrum disorders endorsement opens up career options and increases earning potential.

In this program, you will work with experienced faculty conducting important research on pressing issues related to ASD. Under the guidance of these faculty members, you will gain the training and knowledge you need to excel at helping individuals with ASD develop and achieve lifelong success.

Learn more about some of our faculty’s research initiatives in the videos below!