College of Education and Public Policy

M.S. in Education with a major in Special Education

The Master of Science in Education with a major in Special Education will lead to a Mild Intervention Teaching Certification. A master of science in education program requires a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours. This program includes graduate coursework in special education and research methods. You are eligible to complete the coursework if you hold a current general education teaching license.

Mild Intervention License

The MS in education is combination of 18 credit hours of specific content for the license in Mild Intervention and 18 credit hours in different content areas and research methods. You should make an appointment with one of the special education faculty to inquire of the course content for the MS.

Mild Intervention License information

Research Sequence and Thesis or Special Project in M.S. in Education with a major in Special Education

The program based on the scholar-practitioner model is designed to produce teacher candidates who are able to read, interpret, and apply research in the special education classroom. You may choose a thesis or special project to complete your masters. You should discuss with your academic advisor your preferred path and complete all program requirements within 6.5 years from when you start the program.

Research Sequence and Thesis or Special Project Requirements

Anticipated Course Rotation

Checklist for MSEd with a major in Special Education

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Student Testimonial

"IPFW has provided me a convenient and affordable education in the Master's Degree I'm seeking - Special Education.  I have benefitted greatly from the small class sizes and from the provided 'hands-on" materials from our professors that help us out in our field!  Thank you so much IPFW!"

Adriane Copeland