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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 School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies; baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution; two letters of recommendation; minimum combined score of 800 on the GRE, 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:

EDSP  540  Introduction to Exceptional Children or equivalent 3


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

Exit Requirements:  Portfolio (All ETS standards and ¾ of indicators for each standard) or Master’s Thesis (EDSP 699)


  1. Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
  2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) – final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  3. A maximum of 6 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”.

Departmental Faculty

Debra Bauder

Associate Professor

Justin Cooper

Assistant Professor

Ginevra Courtade

Associate Professor

Monica Delano
Associate Professor

Director of Doctoral Program

Timothy Landrum
Associate Professor

Chair of Special Education Department

Amy Lingo

Associate Professor

Robert Pennington

Assistant Professor

Terry Scott


Thomas Simmons

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Special Education, concentration in Assistive Technology - MEd.

Debra Bauder (502)852-0564

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