The ASD curriculum was developed in partnership with Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)—a leading source of autism training and resources for families and professionals. Courses cover characteristics; assessment; instructional methods and materials; social, sensory, and communication issues; and behavior support.
In addition, students complete multiple field experiences with individuals with ASD across the lifespan. Program completion earn a M.Ed. in Special Education with a Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders and are prepared to assume leadership roles in school and community settings.
All courses are offered 100% online.
The following graduate-level courses must be completed in autism spectrum disorders for this degree:
- Nature and Characteristics of Students with ASD
- Assessment, Methods and Materials for Students with ASD
- Social, Sensory & Communication Issues for Students with ASD
- Behavior and Classroom Management
Autism Spectrum Disorders Practicum
Students must complete the following four master’s degree courses:
- Seminar: Issues and Practices in Special Education
- Statistics in Education OR Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry
- Research in Education
- Master’s Project OR Comprehensive Exam OR Master’s Thesis
Students must also complete three additional special education courses:
- Nature & Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Transition from School to Adult Life
- Collaborative Consultation in the Schools
Submit Your Graduate College Application Online
Note: All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.
Submit Transcripts & Standardized Test Scores
Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.
Official transcripts and test scores are to be sent to:
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Accepted Standardized Tests:
- GRE General Test
- Praxis II Principles of Learning,
- Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Assessment of Professional (Pedagogical) Knowledge
Test scores must be within the past ten years and non-original scores must be notarized. TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English. For information on the GRE/Praxis/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.
Statement of Purpose
You will upload this as part of the online application process for
The Statement of Purpose should address:
- your motivation for pursuing graduate study in you chosen field
- what you hope to gain through graduate study
- your career aspirations following completion of the program
- your personal qualities that relate to your future success as a graduate student