Alternative Special Education–Mild Intervention Certificate Program Overview

Butler’s Alternative Special Education-Mild Intervention Certificate program is a year-long, 18-credit hour post-baccalaureate licensure program aligned with the 2020 Council for Exceptional Children’s Initial K-12 Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards for Special Educators. It is available as an initial licensure program or as a licensure add-on for educators. Courses are offered online with one full-day on-campus session in each semester.

Graduates of the program will be prepared for licensure in K-12 Special Education Mild Intervention. Our program is specifically for:

  • Current educators looking to add Special Education–Mild Intervention to an existing license
  • Special education teachers who are currently working on a temporary permit aand seeking initial licensure in Indiana
  • Recent college graduates with degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Educational Studies, Child/Human Development, or Communication Sciences and Disorders wanting to transition into teaching
  • Career changers, especially people working in professions related to special education who do not already have a special education teaching license such as instructional assistants, youth workers, and people who work in disability services

Why Butler University College of Education?

The Butler University College of Education prepares educators to create conditions for individuals to reach their full potential and for schools and communities to thrive.  Our online programs are designed to provide the flexibility you need along with detailed instruction that prepares you to positively impact the students you teach and the schools and communities you serve.


Fall 2023–Spring 2024 Program Costs

The following tuition and fee charges are in effect for the 2023–2024 academic year and are subject to change annually.

Tuition for the Alternative Special Education-Mild Intervention Certificate program is $435 per credit hour. The program also has a $59 fee for GoReact software.

Butler University is participating in a tuition assistance program through the Indiana Special Education Assisted Licensure program.  Prospective students are encouraged to visit the I-Seal website to learn more