Ball State University
|Institution Name||:||Ball State University|
|Campus Setting||:||City: Small|
|Student-to-faculty ratio||:||18 to 1|
|Student population||:||22,083 (18,127 undergraduate)|
You can add special education to your existing license and gain specialization in specific focus areas with the master of arts in special education. All of this from a program that has been nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and whose applied behavior analysis course sequence has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Plus, three focus areas--autism, applied behaviorial analysis, and director of exceptional needs--are part of our new accelerated master's degree programs. These programs are 100 percent online, and can be earned in less than 18 months. View an example of an accelerated track. Focus Areas We offer several focus areas for a master's degree in special education with the following delivery methods: * Applied behavioral analysisâ€”all online and in an accelerated format * Autismâ€”all online and in an accelerated format * Deaf education (hearing impairment)â€”combination of on-campus classes in Muncie, Indiana, and on-site at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis * Director of special education/exceptional needsâ€”all online and in an accelerated format * Early childhood special educationâ€”combination of online courses and live, face-to-face summer classes at Ball State's center in Fishers, Indiana * Mild interventionsâ€”all online except one class that meets at Ball State's center in Fishers, Indiana * Severe interventionsâ€”all online * Special education licensureâ€”a mix of online classes and live, on-site classes in Indianapolis (the number of online or live classes varies according to a student's license area) Many of the courses used for the masterâ€™s degree in special education can also be used toward various licensing programs in special education. However, this program does not provide you with an initial teaching license. Contact the Office of Teacher Education Services for more information regarding teacher licensing.
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Founded in 1899, Ball State Universityâ€™s Department of Education serves the state, nation and world through its research studies, initial teacher certification program, continuing education and a variety of services to state and local education agencies. The same expert BSU professors who teach in the classroom teach its online courses. Therefore, as an online student, you truly get the best of both worlds: a dynamic web-based learning experience grounded in the rich history and tradition of Ball State University. Its online platform allows you to collaborate with classmates for group projects, correspond with your teacher, access course syllabi, explore an online library, and more. In addition, you'll also enjoy the same student support services, from academic advising to financial aid. Students applying to Ball State University will have all the benefits of earning a degree from a well-established, nationally respected institution, with the convenience of an online delivery system that allows them to balance their professional and personal lives while obtaining an advanced degree.
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