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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

7-week 100% online

Special Education: Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the expanding health and human services field. You can effect deep and meaningful change – and improve your career prospects – with a master’s degree from BGSU in special education with a specialization in assistive technology.

Access to assistive technology enables people with disabilities to participate more fully in their homes, schools and communities. Many assistive technologies are available, from simple mechanical and daily living aids to high-tech, computer-driven systems that can open up communication and facilitate integration.

A certificate in assistive technology is embedded into the master’s program or available as a stand-alone certificate.

NOTE: This program does not lead to an initial teacher license.

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Program highlights

  • Maximum flexibility. Work at your own pace, around your schedule. The 100% online assistive technology graduate program offers 7-week courses and multiple start dates throughout the year. Finish your degree in 18-24 months.
  • In-demand field. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career in a growing field and better serve the needs of your students. You’ll also be a great source of knowledge for colleagues, administrators, parents and caregivers.

Career opportunities

As technology advances, the assistive technology industry will see increased growth. Experienced professionals with the skills to implement the right technology in the best way will be in demand.  

Graduates of the M.Ed. program in assistive technologies gain the skills they need to work effectively with individuals with disabilities, their parents, teachers, professionals and school districts. They are prepared to assume leadership roles in school, social services and community settings.

Career paths

  • Assistive technology specialist
  • Assistive technology consultant
  • Education leader
  • Assistive technology coordinator
  • Director of assistive technology services

I really liked the flexibility of choosing which classes I wanted to take and how many to take at one time. This was helpful as I worked full time. The coursework and assignments gave me the opportunity to take what I was learning and put it into practice immediately. I loved that the professors let you choose what you wanted to focus on and emphasized choosing projects that would help you in your daily work as an educator.

Kim Crump

Kim Crump

Weber School District, Utah


The 100% online assistive technology master’s program includes core subjects that emphasize evidence-based practices. You will study a broad range of technology types, assessment strategies, integration frameworks and how to measure student progress.

A flexible series of electives allows you to tailor the curriculum to your career goals and professional situation.

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • Assessment Processes for Assistive Technology
  • Implementation Strategies for Assistive Technology
  • Integrating and Managing Assistive Technology in the Classroom
  • Technology Tools for E-Learning
  • Research in Education

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BGSU College of Education and Human Development

The Master of Education in Special Education with a specialization in assistive technology is a program in the School of Inclusive Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Development.

Updated: 12/12/2023 02:26PM