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Master of Education in Special Education
The BGSU master's of education in special education with a focus on assistive technology is 100% online and designed to develop expertise in supporting people to use assistive technology, both high and low tech. The master of education is an excellent opportunity for educators to gain recognition of their skills in this growing area of need.
Access to assistive technology enables people with disabilities to participate more fully in their homes, schools and communities.
Not only will a master of education improve your teaching skills, but it will also improve your career prospects. A certificate in Assistive Technology is embedded into the master’s program or available as a stand-alone certificate.
Increase participation in a world that works for everyone.
Gain new knowledge in using evidence-based assistive technology in your planning and teaching in the classroom.
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.
This high-growth area is helping thousands every day; educators with the right credentials will find they can affect deep and meaningful change.
Mobile devices, apps, literacy, sensory, executive function and social interaction tools and applications are just a few categories of assistive technology that students survey.
NOTE: This program does not lead to an initial teacher license—more info about licensure.
Your Degree, Your Way
The 100% online master’s of education in special education with a focus on assistive technology flexes with your needs. With 7 week courses, multiple start dates throughout the year and a completion estimate of 18-24 months, you can work at your own pace, around your schedule.
The online programs offer the significant benefits of greater scheduling freedom and savings on time and travel costs.
With online delivery and straightforward requirements for entry and graduation, the master of education in special education with a focus on assistive technology positions teachers well for an expanding area of work.
This 100% online program includes core subjects that emphasize evidence-based practices. A broad survey of technology types available and assessment and integration frameworks are studied.
Assessing needs, making a recommendation and successful adoption are all multi-dimensional processes involving teams of caregivers, support and financial implications. A student-centered approach and evidence-based measurement of student progress are explored.
A flexible series of elective subjects allows students to tailor the curriculum to their own career goals and professional situation. Successful graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in school, social services and community settings.
Unmatched Student Support
BGSU is the only university in Ohio and only one of ten in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate that recognizes our commitment to online student success. The eCampus team proudly offers a one-stop-shop experience for all of your questions. Our main goal is simple: your success from registration to graduation
Complete an application form online.
Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45.
Submit transcripts from all institutions attended.
Submit test scores: Praxis scores, Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) scores, or GRE scores (from within the last 5 years). Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum TOEFL/PTEA/IELTS score.
Submit a statement of purpose.
Stand Out in courses like
- Research in Education
- Distance Learning and Education
- Assessment Processes for Assistive Technology
- Implementation Strategies for Assistive Technology
- Introduction to Assistive Technology
- Technology Tools for E-Learning
Assistive technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the rapidly expanding health and human services field.
Demonstrate your current skills, gain new ones and be well-positioned for future career moves. Gain skills to not only help those who can benefit from assistive technologies but to be a source of knowledge for colleagues, administrators, parents and carers.
As populations age and technology advances, the assistive technology industry will see increased growth. New technology is becoming available constantly and experienced professionals with the skills to implement the right technology in the best way will be in demand.
Candidates studying the M.Ed. in Assistive Technologies will receive the skills needed to work effectively with individuals with special needs, their parents, teachers, professionals and school districts seeking to introduce assistive technologies into multiple environments.
Go Far in your career
- Assistive Technology Specialist
- Assistive Technology Consultant
- Education leader
- Assistive technology coordinator
- Director of Assistive Technology Services
Submit Your Application Online
Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45. The international application fee is $75.
If, for some reason, all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.
As part of the online application process, you will upload scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be submitted to the Graduate College.
We commonly receive electronic transcripts via Parchment, eScript-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse and Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse. We are willing to access electronic transcripts through any other secure sites hosted by the sending institution.
Request official transcripts are sent securely online or by mail to:
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Submit Test scores
One of the following test scores is to be submitted as part of the online application process:
Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) scores, or
All scores must be from within the last 5 years. Non-original scores must be notarized. NOTE: Applicants who already hold a master’s degree are not required to submit test scores.
Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score. For information on the GRE/Praxis/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.
Upload a Statement of Purpose
As part of the online application process, you will upload a Statement of Purpose, which should address:
your motivation for pursuing graduate study in using assistive technology
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
The statement should also indicate your understanding that the program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.
BGSU Degree | World-class faculty | 100% online
Advance Your Career
Technology is advancing rapidly and new ways to help people participate on their terms arrive every day. Because the chances of successful selection and adoption of assistive technologies are increased when qualified professionals are involved, the demand for educators skilled in assistive technology is expected to rise.
Average salary of $61,500 per year in 2020
Career growth of 8% 2020 - 2030
37,000 new jobs over the next ten years
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The master of education with a focus on assistive technology program does not lead to professional licensure.
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The master of education with a focus on assistive technology program is a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
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Updated: 05/19/2022 09:25AM