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Ball State’s online license addition for exceptional needs — mild interventions will prepare you to teach students with mild disabilities, including:

  • specific learning disabilities
  • mild developmental disorders
  • mild behavior disorders

You will take courses and learn from our quality faculty, who have extensive real-world experience in their respective areas of expertise including classroom teaching, public school administration, consultation, and more. You will also have the distinction of working towards your license at the Teacher College at Ball State University, which is consistently ranked among the best teacher preparation schools in the United States.

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

Licensure Evaluation

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

Course Requirements

This 27-credit licensure program requires completion of eight courses* in addition to a practicum and can be completed in as little as two years.

  • EDRD 610 The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School (3 credits)
  • SPCE 600 Education of Exceptional Children (3 credits) 
  • SPCE 603 Collaboration in Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPCE 604 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (3 credits)
  • SPCE 632 Introduction to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3 credits)
  • SPCE 686 Introduction: Mild Interventions (3 credits)
  • SPCE 687 Educational Assessment: Mild Interventions (3 credits)
  • SPCE 688 Methods of Mild Intervention (3 credits)
  • SPCE 697 Practicum: Mild Interventions (1-9 credits)

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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.