Master of Education in Special Education with Concentration in Assistive Technology

Major: SPE
Degree Awarded: MED
Unit: GE
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Program Information

Admission Requirements: Admission to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies; baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution; two letters of recommendation; minimum required score on the GRE of 147 Verbal and 142 Quantitative; Test of English as a Foreign Language required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language; and 2.75 cumulative grade point average.

Prerequisite to entry into the program:

CoursesCredit Hours
EDSP 540 Introduction to Exceptional Children or equivalent3


CoursesCredit Hours
Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (9 credit hours)9
EDSP 644 Applied Behavior Analysis
EDSP 639 Research Analysis in Special Education
EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Methods and Designs
Advocacy: (Professional Leader) (6 credit hours)6
EDSP 652 Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention
EDSP 627 Applications of Assistive Technology
Action (Problem Solver) (3 credit hours)3
EDSP 668 Assistive Technologies Seminar
Midpoint Assessment: Completion of ½ of Experienced Teacher Standards, with ¾ of indicators for each standard
Area of Emphasis (18 credit hours)18
EDSP 663 Low Tech Assistive Technologies
EDSP 664 Assistive Technology: Computer Access and Switches and Toys
EDSP 672 Assistive Technology: Autism
EDSP 661 Assistive Technology: Assessment Data Collection and Decision-Making
EDSP 665 Assistive Technology: Multimedia and the Classroom Integration
EDSP 632 Assistive Technology: Universal Design for Learning
Minimum total credit hours:36

CARDS 6 (Exit Assessment): Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grade no lower than B- in all coursework; satisfactory performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks as determined by advisor; scored exemplary or accomplished on Rubrics for Advanced Candidates (by instructor); positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.

Exit Requirements:


  1. Minimum of 18 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.
  2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of six (6) credit hours) – final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  3. A maximum of six (6) credit hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master’s degree (upon approval of advisor).
  4. All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
  5. To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than “C”.


Debra Bauder

Associate Professor

Justin Cooper

Assistant Professor

Ginevra Courtade
Associate Professor

Assistant Chair of Special Education Department

Monica Delano
Associate Professor

Director of Doctoral Program

Erick Dubuque

Assistant Professor

Jessica Hardy

Assistant Professor

Regina Hirn

Assistant Professor

Timothy Landrum

Amy Lingo

Scott Patton


Robert Pennington

Assistant Professor

Terry Scott

Thomas Simmons

Associate Professor