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Our 100 percent online program adds the Indiana license for exceptional needs — intense interventions to your existing teaching license. Learn to support the needs of students with moderate to profound intellectual impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, and other disability categories.

The developmental levels covered by this license will be based upon the developmental levels on your existing teaching license.

Licensure Evaluations

If you intend to obtain a teaching license in exceptional needs — intense interventions, you are required to get a license evaluation from Ball State’s Office of Teacher Education Services before starting the program. The evaluation will provide you with a list of courses and exam requirements for an approved Indiana teaching license in intense interventions.

Course Requirements

Potential courses* required for this license addition are:

  • SPCE 566: Introduction to Students with Orthopedic, Sensory, and Multiple Disabilities (Fall only) (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 577: Introduction to Students with Intense Intervention Needs (Fall only) (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 578: Educational Methods for Students with Intense Intervention Needs (Spring only) (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 579: Educational Methods for Students with Orthopedic-Sensory-Multiple Disabilities (Spring only) (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 580: Educating High School Students with Intense Intervention Needs (Fall only) (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 600: Education of Exceptional Children (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 604: ABA for Teachers (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 631: Computer Technology and the Learner with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 693: Practicum in Special Education: Physical Impairment (1-9 credit hours)
  • SPCE 698: Practicum in Special Education: Intense Intervention (1-9 credit hours)

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Academic Advisor

Contact your advisor, who can answer questions you have about our program.

Federal Employees Pay In-State Tuition

Ball State has joined the Federal Academic Alliance and is offering reduced tuition rates for all eligible, non-Indiana resident Federal Government Employees (civil servants), spouses, dependents, and retirees who enroll in online graduate-level programs and courses through Ball State’s Teachers College. Learn more.

Ready to Apply?

You will first want to check if you meet the admission requirements for the Ball State Graduate School. Then you may apply.

No GRE is required.


Admission to Ball State is selective, and we carefully evaluate all applications on an individual basis. Applying for admission is easy. Use our convenient, comprehensive, and secure online application.


Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, if you are considering a program that leads to professional licensure, some states may have additional regulations. Review our state authorization website if you live outside of Indiana and contact us if you have questions.

Want to Learn More?

Do you have questions about this program or online learning? We’re here to help! You may request more information using our online form, or feel free to reach out directly to one of our staff.