Mild Intervention Licensure Program

Add Mild Intervention to your Indiana Teaching License!

The Mild Intervention Licensure program is a series of six graduate level courses for teachers to add Exceptional Children: Mild Intervention (P-12) certification to their Indiana license. This online program is self-paced, flexibly designed for full-time teachers. 

Classes that fit into your schedule.

The structure of the program is uniquely flexible. You pick the start date for your class - any day of the year. Working at your own pace, you'll have up to 4 months to complete the coursework.

You can work on a class any time of the day and never have to be online at a specific time. While the coursework is completed online, some classes require classroom observations and experiences that are completed in the your community. There is no student teaching requirement.

  • Licensure Courses

    These six online classes are required for the Mild Intervention Licensure program.

    Note: Due to the recent additional licensure test requirements for Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12), an additional course in reading instruction/assessment may be advisable for teachers holding secondary or P-12 licenses.

    Exceptional Children (SED520)

    This course is designed to prepare the teacher for the challenge of meeting the needs of diverse student populations in the regular classroom. Various topics included are diverse student populations, mainstreaming and inclusion, federal and state special education laws, identification of exceptional children, their characteristics and special needs, delivery of services, instructional methods and techniques, and evaluation.

    Field Experience Teacher interview
    Textbook Exceptional Lives: Practice, Progress, and Dignity in Today’s Schools (9th Edition)
    by Anne A. Turnbull, H. Rutherford Turnbull, Michael L. Wehmeyer, & Karrie A. Shogren
    Professor
    Tammy Mahon
    EdD, Special Education, Ball State University
    MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy
    BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University

    Foundations of Special Education (SED530)

    This course is an overview of the history and development of laws which mandate the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. The purpose of this course is to empower the prospective teacher of special education through the development of the knowledge of the legal foundation of special education. Students will gain an understanding of the legal issues surrounding the rights and provision of special education services to students with disabilities in public schools. This course will provide students with information about legal issues in special education with an emphasis on implementing legally sound policies and procedures in their own practice.

    Textbook The Law and Special Education (3rd Edition)
    by Mitchell L. Yell
    Professor
    Tammy Mahon
    EdD, Special Education, Ball State University
    MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy
    BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University

    Critical Issues in Special Education (SED535)

    This course is an overview of the contemporary issues surrounding the inclusion of students with mild to moderate disabilities in public schools. The purpose of this course is to empower the prospective teacher of special education through their preparation to respond to issues they will encounter in the profession. Students will explore a wide variety of issues and trends currently impacting the field of special education. Students will gain an understanding of the important issues surrounding the inclusion of students with mild to moderate disabilities in public schools.

    Prerequisites SED520 & SED530
    Field Experience Special Education Director interview
    Textbook Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals (4th Edition)
    by Marilyn Friend
    Professor
    Tammy Mahon
    EdD, Special Education, Ball State University
    MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy
    BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University

    Assessment in Special Education (SED540)

    This course focuses on formal and informal assessment used to identify, plan for, and teach students with exceptional needs, including the use of that information to develop individual education plans. Communication of that information with students, parents, and other personnel is discussed. This course has a lab experience.

    Prerequisites SED520 & SED530
    Field Experience 10 hours of observation over a minimum of 4 weeks
    Textbooks Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach (4th Edition)
    by Roger A. Pierangelo & George A. Giuliani
    Professor
    Tammy Mahon
    EdD, Special Education, Ball State University
    MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy
    BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University

    Behavior Management (SED550)

    Managing the learning environment of students with special needs is the focus of this course. Topics covered include behavioral assessments and their use in developing intervention plans for exceptional students, as well as the legal implications of laws and regulations regarding the implementation of these plans in various learning environments. Characteristics and observations of behavior disorders are also explored. An observation of a classroom with disruptive behaviors is required as well as service learning projects.

    Prerequisites SED520 & SED530
    Field Experience 10 hours of observation over a minimum of 4 weeks
    Textbooks Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (9th Edition).
    by Paul A. Alberto & Anne C. Troutman
    Professor
    Tammy Mahon
    EdD, Special Education, Ball State University
    MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy
    BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University

    Methods of Special Education (SED555)

    Methods and materials used in the intervention of exceptional learners are presented in this course. Strategies of instruction in the least restrictive environment, modification of curriculum, and collaboration and consultation across the spectrum of services are presented in conjunction with the daily teaching and planning required of students’ individual education plans. Includes a field experience lab.

    Prerequisites SED520 & SED530
    Field Experience 10 hours of observation over a minimum of 4 weeks
    Textbooks Strategies for teaching students with learning and behavior problems. (9th edition)
    by Sharon Vaughn & Candace Bos
    Professor
    Tammy Mahon
    EdD, Special Education, Ball State University
    MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy
    BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University
  • Licensure Tests

    Content Area Assessment: Subject assessments measure your content knowledge of the subject(s) you will teach. To add this special education content area to a teaching license, you must take and pass the following test after you complete your courses:

    • (025) Exceptional Needs – Mild Intervention

    You are also required to pass the following:

    • (064) Exceptional Needs – Mild Intervention: Reading Instruction

    However, if you have passed any of the following, you are not required to take (064):

    • (014) Early Childhood Generalist – Subtest 1: Reading and English Language Arts
    • (060) Elementary Education Generalist – Subtest 1: Reading and English Language Arts
    • (038) Reading

    Pearson Testing Website

You can start now!

Applications are accepted year-round for Taylor University's online Mild Intervention Licensure program. The process for requires submission of the following:

Email your license, transcripts and scores to april_dickey@taylor.edu or send by mail:

Taylor University, Education Department
ATTN: Director, Transition to Teaching/Online Licensure Programs
236 W. Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989


Tuition

Tuition is $450 per credit hour. A three credit hour course totals $1,350, and is due at the time of enrollment. Once paid, you can start the course the next business day.

Financial aid is not available for the Mild Intervention Licensure program.

Let us help you earn your Mild Intervention Licensure!

For additional information about Taylor University’s online Mild Intervention Licensure Program, please read the student handbook or contact:

April Dickey
Director, Transition to Teaching/Online Licensure Programs
765-998-5145
april_dickey@taylor.edu

Leah Kimbrell
Mild Intervention Licensure Program Advisor
765-998-4132
lhkimbrell@taylor.edu