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Special Education

University of Saint Francis

24 months
525 USD/credit 9450 USD/year
525 USD/credit 9450 USD/year
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In two years or less, you can earn a Special Education degree at the University of Saint Francis that helps you make a meaningful impact in one of the highest-need areas within education, regardless of your prior teaching experience.


In addition to foundational knowledge you can apply in any setting, you’ll take specialized courses in your preferred concentration: Mild Intervention or Intense Intervention.

  • If you seek a teaching license, this program prepares you for initial Indiana licensure in Mild Intervention or Intense Intervention for Early Childhood (P–3), Elementary (K–6), Secondary (5–12), or P–12.
  • If you’re already licensed, this program can enhance your existing skill set and prepare you for career advancement.
  • If you don’t seek a teaching license, this program can help you excel as a special-needs teacher and trainer in non-school settings.

Plus, a Special Education M.S.Ed. from the University of Saint Francis puts a premium on quality and affordability. For less than $20,000, you can complete a special education program with full National Recognition by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Professional Licensure Disclosures

  • All education and special education licensure programs at USF meet requirements for Indiana state licensure.
  • If you desire a license from a state other than Indiana, please contact the State Department of Education for that state for clarification on obtaining licensure.
  • Relocating to another state during the course of a program could impact whether or not you meet that state’s requirements. Please contact the appropriate licensing agency for professional licensure eligibility requirements.
  • USF students enrolled in teacher education programs are being prepared to test for the Indiana teaching licensure exam. However, students are not required to sit for the Indiana licensure exam to earn the degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment Topics
  • Clinical Internship*
  • Clinical Practicum*
  • Collaborative Models of Behavior Management
  • Foundations in Exceptionalities
  • Language and Social Skills Topics
  • Literacy Topics
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Research Topics
  • Technology Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Present a willingness to develop a non-judgmental attitude and awareness of need to refer counselees who are outside the applicant’s range of competence.
  • Indicate sufficient emotional maturity and stability needed to complete the rigors of graduate study, as well as maintain ethical practice regarding counselee welfare
  • Have a minimum of nine hours undergraduate coursework in Psychology
  • An application
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A concise, typed, two-page statement of professional goals, including why the applicant wants to be a licensed counselor

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 525 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 525 USD per credit during 24 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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