If you currently hold or are working on a master’s degree, you can become licensed as a director of exceptional needs. This
program prepares candidates to be knowledgeable in the areas of finance, law,
and administration of special education programs and leads to Indiana
licensure. Out-of-state residents
should discuss requirements with your state’s board of education prior to
beginning this program. Completion of
this program does not ensure licensure in other states.
At the completion of this program, the following items along with the required course work must be completed prior to applying for this license:
- Master’s degree completed (this program or a program taken elsewhere).
Note: If you wish to complete this program as a master’s degree and a licensing program combined, you must meet all criteria for a master’s and be accepted through the special education department and our Graduate School. Completion of the courses below will not guarantee a master’s degree will be granted, unless you have been accepted into the master’s degree program.
- Two years of teaching experience in special education at an accredited school or schools. This must be verified in the form of a letter by your employing school system and submitted to our office prior to or at the time of application for this license.
AED, Heimlich maneuver, and suicide prevention training
additional requirements as outlined in Indiana’s current licensure law (REPA).
If you are interested
in pursuing this license, explore the letter, program sheet or presentation. Before
you begin, you will need to contact Mary Hess, licensing
coordinator in the Office of Teacher Education Services (OTES), for a licensure evaluation. For additional information,
please contact Bonnie Krupa.
Mode of Delivery
This program is offered online.
Department of Special Education
Take the Next Steps
Learn more about how to apply and our admissions requirements and the program's curriculum. If you are curious about transferring credits from another institution, contact one of the academic advisors listed above.