Alternative Special Education Licensure Program
The Alternative Special Education Licensure program is an
intensive 30-hour program for working adults with non-education
degrees and the desire to teach students in special
education. Completion of the program will result in a license
in Mild Intervention for grades P-12. Students will have
field experience with every course. The program features
small student cohorts (avg. 10) and active faculty mentoring.
This challenging, non-degree program may be completed in one year
while working full time.
The program is an effective career-transition path for individuals
who are now:
Instructional aides and assistants
Seeking a second career and who want to work in special
There is a nationwide shortage of qualified special educators.
Currently, 33,000 special education positions
are filled by uncertified teachers, and 4,000 positions remain
vacant. (National Education Association)
The Department of Labor projects that the number of special
education teachers in the United States will
increase by 81,900 (17 percent) from 2008 to 2018, which is faster
than the average for all occupations.
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010)
If you are serious about beginning or advancing a career in
special education, find out what Butler University
can offer. Please visit the Program Requirements page for more
For questions, please contact Theresa Knipstein Meyer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 940-8493.
All applicants must have already passed Praxis I. Visit
www.ets.org/praxis for more information.