Special Education Initial Licensure

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Two internships required at designated school locations (minimum of 280 contact hours, two semesters)

Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour  
Library $4.16
Network & Data Systems $11.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2022 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid

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Online Special Education Initial Licensure Program

Gain initial teacher licensure while earning a Master of Education in Special Education degree. This online program offers those who do not yet have a teaching license a path to initial licensure, while earning a master's degree from the College of Education and Health Professions.

You must complete 36 credit hours of online coursework, including two internships with a minimum of 280 contact hours in the classroom (not online).

Learn to assess the needs of and teach K-12 students with disabilities. Program coursework is delivered online to fit your schedule, but internships will take place at public school locations determined by the student and the College of Education and Health Professions. The two internships – each requiring a minimum of 140 contact hours – are required over a period of two semesters.


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  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall: August 1


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