Attend a live webinar to learn more about the graduate applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and special education programs. You will receive an application fee waiver after the event, just for registering.
Ball State University’s 100 percent online master of art in special education prepares you for numerous employment opportunities to serve children and adults with disabilities.
- Delivery: 100% online or blended
- Major Credits: 30
- ABAI-verified course sequence
- No GRE required
- Nationally ranked by U.S. News
- Next Start Date: January 8, 2024
Our master’s in special education is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children, and its applied behavior analysis course sequence is verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).
- Our program is ranked 7th by U.S. News & World Report in best online master's degree programs in education.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks our Master’s Degrees in Education Programs in the top 20 for best online programs for veterans.
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.
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.
For a full list of program requirements and courses, see the course catalog.
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