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Miami University offers graduate program options in special education for practicing educators and persons wanting to transition into the field of education. Our program is well-suited for students wanting to develop expertise in designing and implementing special education services for K-12 students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Known as Special Education Online Hybrid (SEOH), this program was developed for working professionals. The hybrid nature of our program includes coursework that is primarily web-based and asynchronous, yet each course includes regular live, synchronous weekend sessions at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

SEOH prepares and develops Intervention Specialists who can:

  • Identify and support learners with all types of developmental differences in the Mild to Moderate range
  • Collaborate effectively with students, family members, colleagues and community members for best outcomes for students
  • Interpret assessment data effectively and pair this with personal knowledge of students as individuals to design the best educational instruction, strategies and supports that optimize learning outcomes and social interactions
  • Advocate for socially just practices in schools with a deep awareness of issues of dis/ability, race, class, gender and sexuality and the ways in which they may impact identification of and/or service delivery for children
  • Demonstrate leadership in the field for promoting productive changes consistent with social change and growth

Program Options

There are four curriculum tracks within the SEOH program. Licensure tracks include the coursework necessary to apply for an Ohio K-12 Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist teaching license. Each track may be pursued part-time or as full-time graduate students.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education with Initial Teaching Certification
Appropriate for candidates seeking their first teaching credential

M.Ed. in Special Education with Licensure
Appropriate for candidates holding teaching credentials in any other discipline

M.Ed. in Special Education without Licensure
Appropriate for candidates holding intervention specialist licenses or candidates seeking alternative licensure

Intervention Specialist Licensure
Appropriate for candidates holding teaching credentials in any other discipline

Attractive Features

  • Structured to quickly and efficiently license intervention specialists to alleviate shortages in the field of special education
  • Hybrid of primarily web-based, asynchronous coursework coupled with live, synchronous course meetings
  • Pathway to license and degree available to students without previous teacher education training
  • Faculty offer a mix of exceptionally strong commitment to teaching with extensive special education practitioner experience

TEAM Scholarship

50% off graduate Tuition and Fees for qualified Ohio educators

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