Develop your skills as a professional educator and learn evidence-based strategies for empowering learners with ASD by earning your Master of Education completely online in as few as two years.

Our accelerated master's program is taught by educational leaders who focus on real-life, evidence-based instruction informed by real-world experience and ethical pedagogical practices. Advance your career with an MEd in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

At a Glance

1 in 59
Number of school-aged U.S. children with ASD

Program Length

 2 years


  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND

Cost per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

K-12 educators interested in increasing their professional skills teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Career Paths

  • Autism Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • K-12 Teacher

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain hands-on experience while working with expert faculty and experienced practicing teachers and administrators.
  • Acquire effective strategies to support and educate students with ASD that will also benefit all the students you teach. 
  • Learn in a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that will enrich your career and your everyday life.


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    Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

    The graduate programs in Education at the University of Mary are accredited by the state of North Dakota’s Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB; 2013). The graduate Education programs are slated to meet all Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced standards newly adopted by ND ESPB by our next accreditation visit in Spring 2021.

Program Details

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall
    • OR 2.75 in the last two years of your undergraduate degree
    • OR 3.0 in your undergraduate major
  • Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed. 
  • Please mail your official transcripts and the following items to the University of Mary at
    • Office of Graduate Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcript for you! Contact us today to learn more!
    • Completed application (to include goal statement)
    • Current teacher education licensure (unless seeking licensure)
    • Two letters of reference
    • Resume identifying applicable professional education experience
    • Application fee

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND
  • Tuition: $540 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Distance Ed fee: $30 per credit
  • Security/Cybersecurity fee: $5 per credit

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