School of Education

Graduate Program

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Master of Science in Education with a Major in Special Education

The Master of Science in Education with a major in Special Education leads to a Mild Intervention Teaching Certification. Our program requires a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours. This includes graduate coursework in special education and research methods.

This graduate program is a hybrid program, which entails on-campus and online classes.

International applicants: The course work in the Masters of Education with a Major in Special Education program will not satisfy the United States Department of Homeland Security and Purdue University Graduate School requirement that you take 6 credit hours of face to face classes per semester. As such, Purdue Fort Wayne is unable to issue a Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility, for this program.

Admission Criteria:

  • Hold a current, general education teaching license
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Full application along with graduate fee is required to apply

The MS in education is combination of the following:

  • 18 credit hours of specific content for the license in Mild Intervention
  • 12 credit hours in different content areas and research methods.

Students in our program have the option of completing a thesis or special project to complete their master’s degree. Upon successful completion of the program, students must pass the designated Pearson Test for Indiana.

Course details

Graduate Student Orientation Session Fall 2020