Certificate Program

Assistive Technology Online

The Assistive Technology Certificate is an excellent opportunity for parents, caregivers, general educators, special educators, transition specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitation engineers, and vocational rehabilitation counselors. The Certificate is designed to develop expertise in supporting students using assistive technology. Access to assistive technology enables individuals with disabilities to participate more fully in their homes, schools and communities. Additionally, this certificate includes the first 4 courses in the M.Ed in Special Education - Assistive Technology degree, which is a great for those considering a masters degree.

Assistive technology is one of the fastest growing segments of the rapidly expanding health and human services field.


Assistive Technology Online Certificate

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Five courses (15 credit hours)
Estimate $6,750
Finish in one year
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This program does not lead to an initial teacher license. For info about licensure click here

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Course Requirements

To obtain the BGSU Certificate in Assistive Technology, participants in this program take five graduate-level courses developed to provide the skills needed to help meet the assistive technology needs of individuals with special needs, and to work effectively with parents, teachers, professionals and school districts that are seeking to introduce assistive technologies into multiple environments.

Required Courses

4 Core Courses (12 hours)

  • EDIS 6400 Introduction to Assistive Technology (3)
  • EDIS 6410 Assessment Processes for Assistive Technology (3)
  • EDIS 6420 Implementation Strategies for Assistive Technology (3)
  • EDIS 6430 Integrating and Managing Assistive Technology in the Classroom (3)

1 Elective Course (3 HOURS)

CHOOSE ONE Elective in Special Education or Classroom Technology

  • EDIS 5310 (3) Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDIS 6440 (3) Nature and Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDIS 6450 (3) Transition from School to Adult Life
  • EDIS 6530 (3) Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Disabilities
  • EDIS 6540 (3) Behavioral and Classroom Management
  • EDIS 6700 (3) Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with ASD
  • EDIS 6710 (3) Collaborative Consultation in the Schools
  • EDTL 6120 (3) Classroom Technology for Teachers
  • EDTL 6180 (3) Technology Tools for E-Learning
  • EDTL 6310 (3) Technology in the 21st Century Classroom
  • EDTL 6360 (3) Internet in the Educational Community
  • EDL 6260 (3) Leadership and Law in Special Education

Application Details


Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

Apply Now or Return to Existing Application 

For Area of Study, select “Certificate” and “Assistive Technology – Certificate (eCampus)”

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

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 are to be sent to:

Graduate College
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

GRE/PRAXIS scores are NOT required

Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score.


Statement of Purpose

As part of the online application process you will upload a a Statement of Purpose which is required to address the following areas: 

  • Your motivation to pursue graduate study in your chosen field (specifically address assistive technology). 
  • Your professional goals and why you feel our program can support you in meeting these goals. 
  • Your personal attributes, background, and/or experiences that have prepared you for success as a graduate student. 

The statement should also indicate your understanding that the program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Education & Human Development

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