Special Education: Mild and Intense Intervention P-12, BA

A degree in special education enables you to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. Special education majors are eligible for dual licensure in the areas of special education: mild intervention and intense intervention, which enables them to serve children who experience mild to severe emotional, learning, or intellectual disabilities in preschool through grade 12.


About the Program

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 for teaching individuals with diverse needs.

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 are eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana.

Once licensed, a special education graduate is qualified to teach children who experience mild to severe emotional, learning, or intellectual disabilities, including children on the autism spectrum in preschool through grade 12 in a public, private, or independent school. Purdue has interstate licensing agreements with the other 49 U.S. states which means graduates will be able to teach in Indiana and any other state in the country.

Plan of Study

To view a detailed Plan of Study for the BA in Special Education: Mild and Intense Intervention P-12 degree, please visit the Purdue University Course Catalog.

Transfer Information

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue’s overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.8


College of Education, Office of Advising and Recruiting
(765) 494-2345