Fast-Track Special Education License – Transition to Teach (Online)

Special Education

Fast-Track Special Education License – Transition to Teach (Online)

Initial License in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12)

The online Fast-Track Special Education License (FT-SEL) program provides you with an alternative pathway to obtain an initial practitioner/teaching license in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention in P-12 school settings. The program can be completed in as few as four consecutive semesters (approximately 18 months).

The required coursework is integrated with clinical experiences (i.e., field experiences), which allows you to have structured opportunities to practice applying concepts from your courses in authentic school and community settings. You'll prepare to address the complex academic and social/behavioral needs of a diverse range of students with mild to moderate disabilities.

An added benefit is that your credits can also be applied toward an M.S.Ed. in Special Education and our new IDOE approved Dyslexia Graduate Certificate, in which you'll learn about the latest scientific research in reading and literacy, including best practices in identification, assessment, and intervention for students with reading difficulties and disabilities, such as dyslexia.

This program has the benefit of partnering with I-SEAL for course tuition reimbursement opportunities. Read more under the "Funding" tab below.

The FT-SEL program is intended for individuals who have access to a P-12 school setting with individuals with mild to moderate disabilities either through their employer OR through a clinical experience opportunity coordinated through the program.*

*All teacher candidates must complete field placements (6 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters in Year 1) and student teaching (5 days/week for 10 weeks in fall of Year 2).

Contact Us

Susan Klinker
Assistant Clinical Professor
(812) 856-8251

Lara Christoun
Director, Transition to Teaching and Alternative Pathways