The ASD curriculum was developed in partnership with Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)—a leading source of autism training and resources for families and professionals. Courses cover characteristics; assessment; instructional methods and materials; social, sensory, and communication issues; and behavior support.
In addition, students complete multiple field experiences with individuals with ASD across the lifespan. Program completion earn a M.Ed. in Special Education with a Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders and are prepared to assume leadership roles in school and community settings.
All courses are offered 100% online.
The following graduate-level courses must be completed in autism spectrum disorders for this degree:
- Nature and Characteristics of Students with ASD
- Assessment, Methods and Materials for Students with ASD
- Social, Sensory & Communication Issues for Students with ASD
- Behavior and Classroom Management
Autism Spectrum Disorders Practicum
Students must complete the following four master’s degree courses:
- Seminar: Issues and Practices in Special Education
- Statistics in Education OR Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry
- Research in Education
- Master’s Project OR Comprehensive Exam OR Master’s Thesis
Students must also complete three additional special education courses:
- Nature & Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Transition from School to Adult Life
- Collaborative Consultation in the Schools
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:
120 McFall Center
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. TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English. For information on the GRE/Praxis/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.
Statement of Purpose
You will upload this as part of the online application process for this program.
The Statement of Purpose should address:
- your motivation for pursuing graduate study in you chosen field
- 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