Would you like to teach students with special needs, but possess a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education?
Our “Transition to Teaching” program in special education (mild intervention) gives you the foundational knowledge you need for the licensure exam using a combination of evening course work and in-school teaching experience. Participants can also choose to add four additional courses to complete a Master’s degree.
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.
Currently students are required to complete 36 credit hours of coursework consisting of the following:
9 credit hours
- EDUC-E 514 - Elementary Language Arts Methods
- EDUC-N 523 - Elementary Mathematics Methods
- EDUC-P 510 - Psychology in Teaching
Special Education Courses
27 credit hours
- EDUC-K 505 - Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students
- EDUC-K 563 - Learning Disabilities I
- EDUC-K 544 - Emotional Disorders Methods II
- EDUC-K 535 - Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped I
- EDUC-K 553 - Management of Academic and Social Behavior
- EDUC-K 565 - Collaboration of Service Delivery
- EDUC-K 500 - Topical Seminary in Special Education: Autism Spectrum (2 credit hours)
- EDUC-M 501 - Field Experience (depends on current position) (1 credit hour)
- EDUC-K 580 - Curriculum & Methods of Education for Mental Disabilities
- EDUC-K 588 - Supervised Teaching in Special Education
- 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 one of 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) in the subject area (Indiana CORE assessment for elementary). This refers to passing the Elementary Education Content Area Assessment test 060, 061, 062, 063.
- 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 Ms. Tracy Stracener, our Records Specialist at email@example.com or (812) 941-2388.
- On the Uploads Tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program.
- Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. Submit a personal statement addressing the SOE dispositions.
- Please mail copies of the test scores for Elementary Education Content Area Assessment test 060, 061, 062, 063 to the address listed below.
Please send all completed materials to:
Ms. Tracy Stacener, Student Records Officer
IU Southeast School of Education
Hillside Hall 108A
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
For information, please contact Ms. Tracy Stracener, our Records Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 941-2388.