Ball State University’s 100 percent online master's of art in special education prepares you for numerous employment opportunities to serve children and adults with disabilities.

Program Credentials

Our master’s in special education is nationally recognized and its applied behavior analysis course sequence is verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Course Requirements

Completion of 30 credits of graduate coursework in special education, or equivalent as approved by the department chair, including a research course, is required to earn your master’s degree. Coursework can include classes taken for a departmental graduate certificate or an add-on teaching license. Completion of this program does not provide you with an initial teaching license.

If you are pursuing an add-on teaching license, you will follow a plan of study prescribed by special education licensure standards and are required to complete a license evaluation with Ball State’s Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice before starting the program.

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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.

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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.

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