Accelerated BSEd to MEd in Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Policy

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Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) Intervention Specialist (IS) to Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education with a Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders must complete the following application requirements: 

1.      By the start of Pre-Master’s status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2, or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      A letter of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member in the School of Counseling and Special Education;

5.      A 250-500 word personal statement about your career goals and interest in the master’s program. 

Accelerated Intervention Specialist to SPED/Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Plan 

Students enrolled in the Accelerated Intervention Specialist to SPED/Autism Spectrum Disorders Program should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the SPED/Autism Spectrum Disorders Program.  In order to complete this plan in an accelerated format, it is strongly recommended that students choose the non-thesis (Plan II) option.  Students who choose the thesis option should expect the completion of their master’s degree program to take longer than if they choose the non-thesis option. 

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:

  • EDIS 5410   Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDIS 5420   Reading and Writing Assessment for Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDIS 5430   Math Instruction and Assessment for Students with Exceptionalities                                                                      

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the SPED/Autism Spectrum Disorders master’s program:

Autism Spectrum Disorder Core Courses (15 credit hours):

  • EDIS 6440 (3) Nature and Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDIS 6460 (3) Social, Sensory, and Communication Issues in ASD
  • EDIS 6480 (3) Assessment, Methods, and Materials for Students with ASD
  • EDIS 6700 (3) Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with ASD
  • EDIS 6750 (3) Evidence-Based Practices and Strategies for Working with Students with ASD 

Master’s Degree Courses (9 credit hours):

  • EDIS 6490 Seminar: Issues and Practices in Special Education
  • EDFI 6420 Research in Education
  • EDFI 6410 Statistics in Education      OR      EDFI 6450 Using K-12 Assessment Data to Improve Practice

Capstone ExperienceChoose ONE

Plan I: 

  • EDIS 6990 Master’s Thesis (3-6 credits)

Plan II:

  • EDIS 6980 Comprehensive Examination (1 credit)
  • EDIS 6910 Master’s Project (1-3 credits)