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Master of Education in Special Education

Program Details

Indiana Wesleyan University offers an online Master of Education degree with a concentration in Special Education. Students will learn methods and models for teaching children with mild to moderate special learning needs.


This program requires students to complete clinical experiences across a variety of grade levels, settings, and disability types.

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least of minimum of 30 hours was completed
  • Public school candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license
    • At least one year (i.e., a minimum of one semester and one day) of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom
  • Candidates seeking acceptance into the M.Ed. with a major in Special Education program leading to Exceptional Needs – Mild Intervention licensure in the state of Indiana must have successfully completed or obtained one of the following:
    • A current and valid Indiana elementary teaching license, or
    • A three-credit hour course in phonics (undergraduate or graduate level) with a minimum grade of C, or
    • A passing score on an Indiana CORE exam

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)