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Special Education: Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education - Mild Intervention

There is currently a severe shortage of qualified teachers in special education.

A degree in special education enables you to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. Special education majors are eligible for dual licensure in the areas of special education: mild intervention and elementary education, which enables them to serve children who experience mild emotional, learning, or intellectual disabilities in preschool through grade 12. In addition, graduates are eligible to teach elementary general education students at the kindergarten through grade 6 levels and are considered highly qualified in both special education and elementary education.

This dual program enables graduates to have teaching options in both general and special education classrooms - opening up more teaching opportunities.

During this program, you will learn to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), use assistive technology and develop instructional material and environmental modifications - all essential elements when teaching individuals with diverse needs.

Students who successfully complete all requirements of a teacher preparation program that is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Indiana Department of Education are eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana.

Once licensed, a special education graduate is qualified to teach elementary general education children and children who experience mild emotional, learning, or intellectual disabilities in kindergarten through grade 12 in a public, private, or independent school. Purdue has interstate licensing agreements with the other 49 U.S. states which means graduates will be able to teach in Indiana and any other state in the country.

Plan of Study

Special Education: Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education - Mild Intervention Webpage

Transfer to Special Education: Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education - Mild Intervention

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.8


Contact Information

College of Education, Office of Advising and Recruiting
(765) 494-2345
education-advising@purdue.edu

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