The Masters in Education program with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) includes five core courses emphasizing evidence-based practices for working with individuals with ASD across settings. The program can be completed in as few as four semesters. Working professionals typically complete the program in two years, including summers.
Completion of the program earns an M.Ed. in Special Education with a Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders and individuals are prepared to assume leadership roles in school and community settings.
All courses are offered 100% online.
This program does not lead to an initial teacher license.
Five Autism Spectrum Disorders courses:
- EDIS 6440: Nature and Characteristics of Students with ASD
- EDIS 6460: Social, Sensory & Communication Issues for Students with ASD
- EDIS 6480: Assessment, Methods and Materials for Students with ASD
- EDIS 6700: Classroom & Behavior Management for Students with ASD
- EDIS 6750: Evidence Based Practices and Strategies for Students with ASD
Four graduate degree courses:
- EDIS 6490: Seminar: Issues and Practices in Special Education
- EDFI 6410: Statistics in Education OR EDFI 6450 Using K-12 Assessment Data to Improve Practice
- EDFI 6420: Research in Education
- Master’s Project OR Comprehensive Exam OR Master’s Thesis
Three elective special education courses:
(or other eCampus graduate courses with program coordinator approval)
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 Official Transcripts and Standardized Test Scores
TRANSCRIPTS: 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.
Request official transcripts and test scores be sent to:
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
TEST SCORES: One of the following test scores is to be submitted as part of the online application process. Non-original scores must be notarized. Any of following tests are accepted: Praxis Scores, OAE scores (Ohio Assessment for Educators), or GRE scores (within last 5 years). NOTE: If a person already possesses a master's degree then no test scores are required.
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.
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 autism).
- 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.