Would you like to work with students with special needs? Our licensure program in special education gives you the foundational and field-intrinsic knowledge you need in a systematic format combined with exposure to classroom practice. This program is for candidates who have a bachelor's degree but do not have a teaching license.
|Dept./Course #||Title||Credit Hours|
|General Courses (9 credit hours)|
|EDUC-E 514||Elementary Language Arts Methods||3|
|EDUC-N 523||Elementary Mathematics Methods||3|
|EDUC-P 510||Psychology in Teaching||3|
|Special Education Courses, 27 credit hours|
|EDUC-K 505||Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students||3|
|EDUC-K 563||Learning Disabilities I||3|
|EDUC-K 544||Emotional Disorders Methods II||3|
|EDUC-K 535||Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped I||3|
|EDUC-K 553||Management of Academic and Social Behavior||3|
|EDUC-K 565||Collaboration and Service Delivery||3|
|EDUC-K 500||Topical Seminary in Special Education: Autism Spectrum||2|
|EDUC-M 501||Field Experience||2|
|EDUC-K 580||Curriculum & Methods of Education for Mental Disabilities||3|
|EDUC-K 588||Supervised Teaching in Special Education||3|
- Admission to program
- Assessment of programs of academics and dispositions within the first 9 hours
- Assessment of clinical experience after completion of one clinical assessment
- Assessment of supervised teaching, completed and filed with application for degree
Applicants to the Special Education licensure program must satisfy the following requirements:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale); OR
- Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale), and five (5) years of professional experience; OR
- Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s).
- Post-Bac Degree requirements include passing CASA or Indiana-approved alternative assessment prior to Program Admission.
- Current, valid teaching license.
- Attend a program advising session held each semester.
- Complete the online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact our Record Specialist at (812) 941-2388.
- Two letters of recommendation are required from educators who know your capacity to engage in graduate coursework. Use the Recommendation Tab on the online application to request electronically. If desired, letters may be mailed directly to Records Specialist.
- On the Uploads Tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program.
- Also on the Uploads Tab, upload a copy of current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.)
- Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. A required overall 3.0 GPA must be reflected on all transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework.
- Submit a personal statement addressing the SOE dispositions.
- Submit a copy of your current, valid teaching license.
Please send all completed materials to:
IU Southeast School of Education
Hillside Hall 108A
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
Please contact Dr. Carol Bartlett or Dr. Lisa Hoffman for additional information and advising.