University of Saint Francis

School of Professional Studies

Special Education



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Ed. - Special Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Exceptional Needs (Special Education, M. S. Ed.) degree is premised on the idea of providing busy, time-challenged working adults with time flexible programs of the highest quality. The program is designed to fit an array of career needs. The online program allows flexibility around the demands of work and family. Two master’s degree programs, Mild Intervention and Intense Intervention, prepare candidates who wish to work with children with exceptional needs. Our courses are geared for adults who must renew existing teaching licenses or who wish to expand their licensing qualifications to cover additional grade levels. For adults who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, our programs will prepare you to teach in your current field or equip you to teach in new fields of study. Our Troops to Teacher Program enables qualified military personnel to take advantage of federal monies that support studies in high-needs fields such as special education. For practicing teachers, we offer a certificate in 21st Century Interventions, which meets the requirements of the state of Indiana’s Response to Instruction mandates.


National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36 Credits

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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