18 months
480 USD/credit 10560 USD/year
480 USD/credit 10560 USD/year
480 USD/credit 10560 USD/year
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Broaden your impact – because all children are fearfully and wonderfully made - with the Special Education Program at Indiana Wesleyan University. 

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Are you a licensed teacher with a heart for empowering all students to achieve success? Grow your professional skills and prepare yourself to enhance the lives of students with disabilities with a Master of Science in Special Education . Our program sets you on the path to becoming a licensed special education teacher in Indiana or Ohio.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program with a major in Special Education at Indiana Wesleyan University is offered in an online format. The program is designed for practicing classroom teachers with an existing teaching license seeking an additional license in special education for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Candidates will complete a 33-credit hour M.S. program, which aligns to the initial licensure standards established by the Council for Exceptional Children state licensure requirements for Ohio, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's advanced-level program standards. Courses are designed to provide participants with methods and materials to serve students with exceptionalities through mild to moderate intervention.

Career Options

  • Program Coordinator in Special Education
  • Department Chair in Special Education
  • Special Education Instructor, Teacher, or Adjunct Faculty

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Faithful Teacher
  • The Craft of Teaching
  • Research in My School
  • Collaboration with Families and Professionals 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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33 SCH



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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted a signed School of Educational Leadership FERPA Release form.
  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least of minimum of 30 hours was completed.

Work experience

  • Indiana and Ohio Licensure Candidates:
    • At least one year of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom.
  • Non-Licensure Candidates:
    • Be currently employed in or have access to a P-12 public or non-public school or international school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 480 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    10560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 480 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    10560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 480 USD per credit during 18 months.


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