Assistive Technology Program
M.Ed. Special Education with an Emphasis in Assistive Technology
The Assistive Technology Program is designed to prepare teachers and other professionals to support students by using assistive technology.
Each candidate will take a series of courses developed to obtain the necessary hours required for a degree. Along with the degree, candidates will receive the skills needed to supervise individuals with special needs, and work effectively with their parents, teachers, professionals, and school districts seeking to introduce assistive technologies into multiple environments.
Who should consider this degree?
Anyone supervising individuals with special needs, or working with parents, teachers, professionals, and school districts, seeking to introduce assistive technologies into multiple environments.
The program is offered only in an online (100% web-based) format.
Students in the Master of Education in Special Education with an Emphasis in Assistive Technology Program must complete 33 hours to graduate:
Masters Courses (9 Hours)
- EDIS 6490 Seminar: Issues & Practices inn Special Education (3 Hours)
- EDIS 6410 Statistics in Education (3 Hours)
- EDFI 6420 Research in Education (3 Hours) OR REHB 6780 Research in Rehabilitation (3 Hours)
Special Education (15 Hours)
- EDIS 6400 Introduction to Assistive Technology (3 Hours)
- EDIS 6410 Assessment Processes for Assistive Technology (3 Hours)
- EDIS 6420 Implementation Strategies for Assistive Technology (3 Hours)
- EDIS 6430 Integrating and Managing Assistive Technology in the Classroom (3 Hours)
- EDIS 6470 Computer and Technical Applications for Intervention Specialists (3 Hours) OR Approved Course
Elective Courses (9 Hours)
- EDIS 6840/6850 Special Topics in Special Education (Graded/Ungraded) (1-4 Hours)
- EDTL 6120 Classroom Technology for Teachers (3 Hours)
- EDTL 6140 Collaborating & Teaching with Internet Resources (3 Hours)
- EDTL 6320 Technology Planning in Schools (3 Hours)
- EDTL 6370 Distance Learning & Education (3 Hours)
- EDTL 6820 Topics in Educational Teaching and Learning (3 Hours)
*In consultation with Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Special Education, other electives may be selected based on their connection to special education and/or assistive technology.
Masters Project/Thesis/Exam (1 Hour)
Choose One -
- EDIS 6910 Master's Project (1-3 Hours)
- EDIS 6990 Master's Thesis (1-6 Hours)
To be accepted into this program, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:
- Have a Bachelor's degree from an approved undergraduate program.
- Have completed EDIS 5310 Teaching Students with Special Needs (3 Hours) OR its equivalent course.
- Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 or a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
Prospective students must apply for admission to BGSU by submitting the online graduate application and required materials to the Graduate College. For more details regarding the graduate college admission requirements and a link to the online application click here.
In addition to submitting the application and transcripts to the Graduate College, individuals must submit the following to the School of Intervention Services:
- School of Intervention Services (SIS) Program Information Sheet
- Signed Good Moral Character Form
- Three letters of professional reference (signed and on school/organization letterhead), or the SIS Recommendation Form
- Position paper detailing why applicant is interested in this graduate program, plans for future, and personal qualifications
Learn more about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information by visiting the Student Financial Aid website at www.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa/page126563.html and click on gainful employment link.
For more information, contact:
School of Intervention Services
College of Education and Human Development
451 Education Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403