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Autism Spectrum Disorders – M.ED Special Education

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 completers 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.

Assistive Technology – M.ED Special Education

The College of Education and Human Development at BGSU has adopted four core values: inquiry, risk-taking, collaboration, and partnerships. Each of these core values is integrated within the core courses of this program.

Each candidate will take a series of courses developed to obtain the necessary hours required for a degree. Along with the degree, candidates 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.

Secondary Transition – M.ED Special Education

The 34-credit-hour master’s program in Secondary Transition includes five core courses emphasizing evidence-based practices for preparing youth for college, careers, and community membership. Interdisciplinary coursework and field experiences prepare students to effectively collaborate with families and professionals to promote successful transitions. The program can be completed in as few as four semesters. Working professionals typically complete the program in two years, including summers.