UMassOnline was founded in 2001 as a means for students from around the country and even the world to benefit from a University of Massachusetts education. Drawing on over 140 years of excellence, UMassOnline features the same world-class faculty and rigorous academic standards as the University of Massachusetts.
UMassOnline allows you to attend the same high-quality programs and learn from the same world-class faculty as students at the University of Massachusetts' Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell or Worcester campuses. Students from all over the world are finding a mix of exceptional programs, flexible options and practical value through UMassOnline. At UMassOnline, you'll find:
The University of Massachusetts campuses at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and the Medical School are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and National League for Nursing.
UMassOnline is regionally accredited by NEASC, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (209 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433; 781-271-0022). In addition, many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies Option is a 30-credit (10-course) master's degree program which can be completed entirely online. Offered through UMass Lowell's Graduate School of Education in cooperation with the Psychology Department, this interdisciplinary program combines UMass Lowell's award-winning Behavioral Intervention in Autism online graduate certificate program with one of the University's most popular online Master's degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction.
Please note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure. Candidates interested in pursuing this Master's Degree Option must first complete four of the courses as part of the Online Graduate Certificate Program in Behavioral Intervention in Autism. Generally, all four certificate courses will be transferred into the M.Ed. degree (if the candidate has earned a grade of B or better); however, if the candidate has taken an elective as part of the certificate, that is not also on the list of courses below, this course will be assessed by faculty for its appropriateness for the M.Ed.
RESIDENTS OF Arkansas, Kansas and Minnesota: The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact Catherine_Hamilton@uml.edu in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.
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New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
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You must have: access to a personal computer (Mac or PC), basic computer skills, Internet connection, e-mail program and account, at least a 56 kbps modem, Java-capable browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari), Shockwave plugin (to use chat).
Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.