Graduate Admissions

Special Education (M.Ed.) - Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder is an applied professional program designed to meet the needs related to educating students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This Master of Education degree program is designed for professionals who currently hold certification in special education or a related field such as psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work.

Students gain specialized knowledge and opportunities to apply this knowledge to better meet the educational needs of students with ASD. The program emphasizes the following themes related to ASD: 

  • specific knowledge about core areas of impairment
  • application of research-based instructional and classroom management strategies
  • effective collaboration and consultation, action research, and leadership

Each course provides hands-on experience via an “application project” with implementation and reflection of teaching and leadership practices as related to ASD.

Off-Campus Locations

This program is also offered through the Towson Learning Network in the following counties:

  • Baltimore County
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County

If you are currently teaching in one of these counties and would like more information on joining its cohort, please contact:

For information about our on-campus cohort, please contact Dr. Katherine Holman at or 410-704-3613



Katherine Holman
Program Coordinator








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