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Graduate Certification Program

The graduate certification program is 18 credit hours and will qualify you to obtain a Mild Intervention Teaching Certification from IPFW and add mild intervention to your Indiana teaching license for the grade level you teach. You must hold a current teaching certificate to complete the coursework for this certificate.

There is a 60-hour field experience requirement for the certification.  If you are currently employed by a school system, arrangements can be made for the 60-hour field experience  to be incorporated into the duties of your classroom or school.

 The last course in the program of study is EDUC K595 which is a practicum in special education. In order to meet the state of Indiana licensing requirements, this practicum must be completed within the duties of the special education teacher (not a general education teacher of an inclusive classroom). You may need to make modifications to your current work position and/or responsibilities. You  must talk with a special education faculty advisor about your specific situation.

Check list for certification program for courses 

Anticipated Course rotation

Photo of Dr. Leatherman with a graduate special education student.Dr. Leatherman with a graduate special education student.