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The online MSEd in Special Education at Purdue University focuses on mild intervention with the option for additional coursework in intense intervention.

Choose From 6 Concentrations

Earn your master’s degree and match a concentration below to your current teaching status and career goals.

MSEd in Special Education — Non-Licensure (Master's Only)
Earn your master’s in special education. No practicum is required; an additional elective course is taken in its place.
31 credit hours

MSEd in Special Education — Initial Mild Only Licensure
Earn your master’s degree as well as an initial special education teaching license in mild intervention. This concentration requires a practicum and student teaching field experiences.
36 credit hours

MSEd in Special Education — Initial Mild & Intense Licensure
Earn your master's degree as well as an initial special education teaching license in mild and intense interventions. This concentration requires a practicum and student teaching field experiences.
45 credit hours

MSEd in Special Education — Additional Mild Only Licensure
Intended for those who already have an initial (teaching) license and want a master’s degree and additional licensure in mild intervention. This concentration requires practicum experiences.
32 credit hours

MSEd in Special Education — Additional Intense Only Licensure
Intended for those who already have initial special education teaching licensure in mild intervention and want additional licensure in intense intervention. This concentration requires practicum experiences.
35 credit hours

MSEd in Special Education — Additional Mild & Intense Licensure
Intended for those who already have initial (teaching) licensure and want additional licensure in mild and intense intervention. This concentration requires practicum experiences.
41 credit hours

MS in Education in Special Education Core Courses

Take all core courses listed below.

Licensure Concentrations — Required Coursework

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Elective Courses

For Master’s Only or any Intense Intervention concentration, take both electives, otherwise, choose one.

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To learn more about the online MSEd in Special Education curriculum from Purdue University, including Student Teaching call 877-497-5851 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.