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Special Education: Mild Intervention P-12, BA – 3 year Fast Track

A degree in special education enables you to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and this special three-year, fast-track option is perfect for driven students who want to get to their careers one year early. The fast-track experience includes all of the same coursework and classroom experiences as the traditional, four-year program—just at an accelerated pace. If you’re an accomplished, highly organized student interested in saving one year of tuition and getting a special education classroom of your own or to graduate school in just three years, this is the program for you.

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About the Program

Special Education Degree in 3 Flyer

Two key themes (social justice and diversity, and K-12 STEM education) and four key strands (innovation, collaboration, advancement, and leadership) run through and guide the program. Students who successfully complete all requirements of a teacher preparation program that is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) are eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana.

Special education majors are eligible for licensure in the area of special education: mild intervention. This enables them to serve children who experience mild emotional, learning, or intellectual disabilities at the preschool through grade 12 levels. During this program, you will learn to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), use assistive technology, and develop instructional material and environmental modifications — all essential elements when teaching individuals with diverse needs.

Once licensed, a special education graduate is qualified to teach children who experience mild emotional, learning, or intellectual disabilities in grades P-12, including children with high functioning autism.

Plan of Study

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Year One

Fall Year 1 Credits Spring Year 1 Credits Summer Year 1 Credits
EDCI 205 3 EDCI 285 3 UCore: Oral Comm 3
EDCI 270 3 EDPS 235 3 MA 139 3
ENGL 106/108 3-4 EDPS 265 3 Elective 2-3
MA 137 3 MA 138 3
BIOL 205 3 BIOL 206 3
Elective 1 EAPS 102 3
Total Credits 16-17 Total Credits 18 Total Credits 8-9

Year Two

Fall Year 2 Credits Spring Year 2 Credits Summer Year 2 Credits
EDPS 270 3 EDPS 410 3 HIST 104/105/151/152 3
EDPS 362 3 EDPS 459 3 Elective 3
EDPS 327 2 EDPS 460 3 Elective 3
PHYS 215 2 EDPS 461 2
EDCI 325 3 EDPS 20010 1
EPCS 201 1 EPCS 202 2
EDPS 430 3 EDPS 361 3
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 17 Total Credits 9

Year Three

Fall Year 3 Credits Spring Year 3 Credits
EDPS 461 2 EDPS 498 16
EDPS 462 3
ECON 219/21910 3
EDCI 309 3
EDCI 370 2
EDCI 364 3
Elective 2
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 16

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