Online Special Education Graduate Program
Our innovative online program in special education will provide you with answers about how to successfully reach and teach preK-12 students who are at-risk for poor achievement, have disabilities, or need to learn in a different way. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume positions as special education teachers, inclusion teachers, co-teachers, case managers, behavior specialists, interventionists, and in some states, diagnosticians.
The online program, designed for practicing teachers and career changers, results in a Master’s of Science in Education degree and leads to teacher licensure or other professional credentials in special education depending on your state. For example, Indiana teachers who graduate from the program are eligible for licensure in Exceptional Needs – Mild Intervention upon successful completion of the appropriate content area test.
The program consists ot 10 courses, 30 credit hours in total. Each course is taught over a 5-week period.
OPTION 1: Fast Track – Complete all courses in approximately a 15-month period.
OPTION 2: Personal Pace – Complete courses at your own pace with up to 5 years to finish.
Spring (January), Summer (June) and Fall (August) start dates.
Contact the Program Advisor
Rita Brusca-Vega, Ed.D.
Chair, Special Education Program
Please use the above information for inquiring about our Indiana licensure program in Exceptional Needs – Intense Intervention, as well as becoming a Director of Special Education.
Purdue University Calumet’s
School of Education is fully accredited by the National Council
for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Our programs
received particular praise from NCATE examiners for the faculty
and staff’s commitment to diversity, including students
with special needs.