The 2023 application cycle is now open, apply today!
Our non-degree, non-credit Special Education Prep Program (SPED Prep) is the first competency-based teaching career ladder licensure program in the state of Indiana. SPED Prep is an Indiana Department of Education-approved online curriculum for
qualified educators, like teachers, instructional aides, and others, to learn outstanding behavioral, literacy, and numeracy intervention skills. Upon completion, students will be prepared for P-12 Exceptional Needs –Mild Interventions
licensure for the state of Indiana.
Take advantage of our innovative teacher-training model. Enjoy the flexibility of completing the modules while maintaining your current position. The Fred S. Klipsch Educators College retains experts in the school as instructors to guide you
program, so you’re prepared to successfully pass Indiana’s licensure requirements.
You will complete online modules and clinical field work over the course of 42 weeks. As you progress through the SPED Prep Program, you’re also required to pass the Indiana Core P-12 Educator Assessment, Indiana Core Exceptional Needs
Intervention Assessment, and Indiana Core Exceptional Needs – Reading Assessments. And we’re here helping and supporting you along the way!
Sample SPED Prep modules include the following:
|Semester||Application Deadline||File Deadline||Courses Begin|
|Spring 2024||December 1, 2023||December 10, 2023||January 8, 2024|
|Fall 2024||July 15, 2024||August 1, 2024||August 19, 2024|
Visit the Business Office "tuition rates" page for program cost.
Applicants may be eligible for grant funds through the Indiana Special Education Assisted Licensure (I-SEAL) program.
To be eligible, a teacher must:
To be eligible, an applicant must:
*Applicants with a GPA below the admission requirements may be asked to provide further evidence of academic skills by the program’s admissions committee.
Students in the Marian University SPED Prep Program may be eligible for the Alternative Special Education License in Indiana. To be eligible, the student must:
Marian University’s SPED Prep licensure program provides an online pathway for teachers, instructional aides, and others to gain P-12 Exceptional Needs – Mild Interventions Teacher licensure. If you have a bachelor's degree and want to become a special education teacher in the State of Indiana, request more information or contact Jacob Tandy, Ph.D., program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPED Prep is approved as a Transition to Teaching licensing program for Mild Interventions.
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Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.
Students may make a complaint to the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.
Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.
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