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Special Education

Ball State University

12 months
661 USD/credit 19830 USD/year
661 USD/credit 19830 USD/year
449 USD/credit 13470 USD/year
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The Special Education program of Ball State University prepares you for numerous employment opportunities to serve children and adults with disabilities.


Program Credentials

The Special Education program of Ball State University is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children, and its applied behavior analysis course sequence is verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Course Requirements

Completion of 30 credits of graduate coursework in special education, or equivalent as approved by the department chair, including a research course, is required to earn your master’s degree. Coursework can include classes taken for a departmental graduate certificate or an add-on teaching license. Completion of this program does not provide you with an initial teaching license.

If you are pursuing an add-on teaching license, you will follow a plan of study prescribed by special education licensure standards and are required to complete a license evaluation with Ball State’s Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice before starting the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Students with Orthopedic, Sensory and Multiple Disabilities
  • Education of Exceptional Children
  • Disability Services in the Post-Secondary Setting
  • Multi-Tier System of Supports/Response to Intervention: Seminar
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Special Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.
  • You must have earned a minimum of a 2.75 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.
  • Our program does not require you to take the GRE.
  • Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants.
  • Complete our online application.
  • Applications are $60 per program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 661 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 661 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 449 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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