Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Online Master of Education in Special Education with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a graduate program that equips professionals with knowledge of advanced educational methods for individuals with autism. This entirely online program is unique in Ohio and is aimed at educators, psychologists, therapists, medical personnel and speech and language pathologists that want to improve the lives of those with ASD.

Autism spectrum disorders affect an estimated 1 in 88 individuals. There is a growing demand for highly trained professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the educational and psychosocial needs of individuals with ASD.

All students must complete a practicum course and may choose from among a master’s project, master’s thesis, or comprehensive exam as the capstone experience for the master’s degree program.

Program faculty members are involved in national ASD organizations, and students are guaranteed relevant and current information on how to best help individuals with ASD.

The program can be completed in two academic years with a minimum of 34 semester hours. The GRE is required and students must have a baccalaureate degree from an approved university.

For additional information about the program, including program requirements and course descriptions, refer to the BGSU Online Programs website.

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