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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mild Intervention Minor/Dual License

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Program: Minor
School of Education  

Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-6861


  • The Mild Intervention Minor program is accredited by 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.

Declaring this Minor:

  • Declare this minor with the Program Director of the Special Education Program within the School of Education.

Program Requirements:

  • The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree.
  • You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor.
  • You must be admitted to Block 1 or receive permission from the Special Education Program Director.

In addition to the major in early childhood education, elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, or an all-grade program students can earn a minor in exceptional needs-mild. This minor qualifies a teacher to teach students who have Mild Intellectual Impairment, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Emotional Disabilities.  Completers of the 21-credit hour mild intervention minor courses are eligible for an Indiana Exceptional Needs-Mild Intervention Teaching License.

Total Credits: 21

This program is only available to teacher candidates enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Purdue University Fort Wayne.  Teachers who have already earned a teaching license must complete our Special Education Graduate Certificate in Mild Intervention.

Teacher candidates will receive an Exceptional Needs-Mild Intervention license in P-12.

Teacher candidates wishing to add a Mild Intervention teaching license to their license must complete all courses above and pass the Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention licensure exam (Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications - Code 5543).  Please contact the program director or your academic advisor for more details on this exam. 

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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