Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a predominantly Hispanic American serving institution, seeks to establish a research-based Master's Degree in Education Interventions for Autism with an innovative Teacher Quality evaluation model to respond to the call in the professional literature for a Teacher Quality evaluation model in special education. This project will do so by: 1) designing and implementing a research-based Master's Degree program; 2) expanding the current Autism Diagnostic Clinic to an Autism Interventions Center; and 3) developing a Teacher Quality evaluation model to use with candidates in the degree program. Unlike other Master's Degrees offered in autism studies, TAMIU will embed a Teacher Quality evaluation model into the program. Rather than only passing a prescribed number of courses, candidates will be evaluated during field and practicum experiences as part of their program. The model can then be used by other postsecondary institutions for program evaluation purposes, continuing professional development, and research on Teacher Quality.