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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Special Education Graduate Certification in Mild Intervention

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Program: Graduate Certification
School of Education  
College of Professional Studies

Neff Hall ~ 260-481-6861

Student Learning Outcomes:

This 18 credit hour graduate certification program will allow the teacher candidate to obtain an Exceptional Needs-Mild Intervention teaching license. Teacher candidates are eligible to complete the coursework if they hold a current teaching license. 

This program qualifies a teacher to teach students as having Mild Intellectual Impairment, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Emotional Disabilities.  Completers of this program will become eligible for Indiana Certification in Mild Intervention. 

Certification (Mild Intervention) :

All 18 credit hours in this program may be applicable toward a master’s degree in Special Education at Purdue University Fort Wayne. 

Teacher candidates will be eligible to apply for an Exceptional Needs-Mild Intervention license in P-12 (if appropriate experience).


  • The Special Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (currently seeking reaccreditation via the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [CAEP]) and nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).  Because of these statuses, students who meet specified requirements are eligible for a Mild Intervention teaching license in the state of Indiana.  Indiana holds reciprocal licensing agreements with other states.

Teacher candidates wishing to add a Mild Intervention teaching license to their license must complete all courses above and pass the Pearson Exam.

  • Exceptional Needs - Mild Intervention (P-12) test number 025  
           (Addition to Early Childhood or Elementary)
  • Exceptional Needs- Mild Intervention (5-12) Tests numbers 025 and 064  
           (Addition to Secondary and all grade programs)

Website for testing information and registration  www.in.nesinc.com

To earn a cerification in special education, you must satisfy the requirements of Purdue Fort Wayne (Regulations ) and the College.

Admission Requirement:  Please note: Admission to the Purdue Fort Wayne Special Education graduate program requires an official transcript reflecting 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 Grade Point Average Scale.

Total (18 Credits)

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the Graduate Director.

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