Online Master of Science in Education in Special Education - Curriculum

The online MSEd in Special Education at Purdue University focuses on mild intervention with the option for additional coursework in intense intervention. There are several tracks to match your current teaching status, your interests and your career goals.

  • Master’s only (30 credit hours): Intended for those who are seeking knowledge in the area of special education. No practicum is required, an additional elective course is taken in its place.
  • Master's with initial special education licensure — mild intervention (34 credit hours): Intended for those who are seeking a master’s degree as well as an initial special education teaching license in mild intervention. This track requires practicum and student teaching field experiences.
  • Master's with initial special education licensure — mild and intense intervention (43 credit hours): Intended for those seeking a master's degree as well as an initial special education teaching license in mild and intense interventions. This track requires practicum and student teaching field experiences.
  • Master's with advanced special education licensure — mild intervention (30 credit hours): Intended for those who already have initial (teaching) licensure and looking for advanced licensure in mild intervention. This track requires practicum experiences.
  • Master's with advanced special education licensure — mild and intense intervention (39 credit hours): Intended for those who already have initial (teaching) licensure and looking for advanced licensure in mild and intense intervention. This track requires practicum experiences.
  • Master's with advanced special education licensure — intense intervention only (33 credit hours): Intended for those who already have initial special education teaching licensure in mild intervention and looking for advanced licensure in intense intervention. This track requires practicum experiences.

Core Courses (All Tracks)










Required for Intense Intervention Licensure tracks only



Elective Courses

For Master's only track and Intense Intervention Licensure tracks, both are required; For Mild Intervention Licensure tracks, choose one.




Practicum

Licensure tracks only.


Student Teaching

Initial + Special Education Licensure track only.