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Online Master's Degrees in Special Education

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Online Master's Degrees in Special Education

The Patton College of Education offers a Master's Degree in Education (MEd) with licensure as an Intervention Specialist, with three different Intervention Specialist majors: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, Mild-to-Moderate Intervention Specialist, and Moderate-to-Intensive Intervention Specialist. Our program is crafted to address the demands of delivering exceptional services in resource-constrained settings while championing an ethos of equal educational opportunities for every student. Central to our curriculum is a focus on practical application, where the practicum and internship components provide real-world experiences. These hands-on opportunities allow students to seamlessly apply the tools and knowledge gained in the virtual classroom, ensuring they graduate equipped to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students receiving services and support under IDEA.

  • Fully online
  • Earn your master's in as little as 3-6 semesters, depending on previous coursework
  • This program has two starts per year (summer and fall semesters) 
  • No GRE required
  • Pathway to Intervention Specialist licensure
  • Three Intervention Specialist Majors: 
    • Mild-Moderate (MM) Education Needs (K-12) 
      Master’s degree with teaching license for teaching students (grades K-12) with high incidence disabilities (e.g., specific learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, level 1 autism)
    • Moderate-Intensive (MI) Educational Needs (K-12) 
      Master’s degree with teaching license for teaching students (grades K-12) with low incidence disabilities (e.g., moderate or severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, level 2 or level 3 autism)
    • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS) 
      Master’s degree with license for teaching children (PK-grade5) with disabilities

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Our program is designed to not only equip students with academic knowledge but also to prepare them for successful careers and licensure in the field of Special Education. Through specialized coursework, practical experiences, and guidance from faculty advisors, students gain insights into various career pathways within the realm of Special Education. Additionally, our program offers support and guidance for licensure requirements, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to navigate the licensing process in their respective areas of specialization. This program meets the Ohio teacher licensure requirements and is also available to those NOT holding a teaching license at the undergraduate level.

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