There is a substantial need for teachers of students with autism, both in Maryland and in the country. This program prepares trainees to teach students with autism at the primary, middle, secondary, and adult levels. All trainees will be prepared to: (a) establish and maintain data-based educational programs for students with autism in inclusive, neighborhood schools, homes, communities, and places of employment; and (b) provide leadership in their educational settings that enable them to foster student access to the general curriculum in the general classroom. Approximately 60 individuals (12 per year) will be recruited and trained as teachers of students with autism. The program provides a four-semester sequence of coursework designed to prepare trainees to meet specific competencies with respect to the design and provision of special education in general and to students with autism in particular. The program also provides trainees with a sequence of extensive and well-supervised field experiences in a variety of settings serving students with autism. Graduates will receive a Master's of Arts or a Master's of Education degree, as well as assistance from the program in securing employment in placements serving students with autism.