If you currently hold a master’s degree, you can become licensed as a director of exceptional needs and gain specialization in areas of instruction including, mild and severe/intense interventions, early childhood special education, and director of special education/exceptional needs.
The following items along with the required course work must be completed prior to applying for this license:
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.
Several courses required for the director of exceptional needs license are offered by distance education. Some courses must be taken on our main campus in Muncie. If you are interested in pursuing this license, contact the Office of Teacher Education Services (OTES) to request a license evaluation. OTES may be reached at 765-285-1168 or e-mail Jane Thomas, director of licensing.
Mode of Delivery
This program is offered online, plus some classes in early childhood education are offered on-site in the Greater Indianapolis area.
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.
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