Accelerated BSEd to MEd in Special Education, Secondary Transition 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 Secondary Transition 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/Secondary Transition Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated Intervention Specialist to SPED/Secondary Transition 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/Secondary Transition 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/Secondary Transition master’s program:

Secondary Transition Core Courses (15 credit hours):

  • EDWF 6700   Partnerships in Work-based Learning
  • EDIS 6450      Transition from School to Adult Life
  • EDIS 6610      Transition Assessment and Instructional Strategies
  • EDIS 6620      Competitive Employment, College, and Careers
  • EDIS 6901      Interagency Collaboration for Transition I
  • EDIS 6902      Interagency Collaboration for Transition II
  • EDIS 6903      Interagency Collaboration for Transition III

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 Experience:  Choose 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)