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New special education license offered by IU Northwest

IUN's School of Education has developed a new program for graduate students who have a bachelor degree in education and aspire to obtain a special education license that covers all three mild intervention areas including learning disabilities, mild mental handicaps, and emotional disabilities.

The 36 credit hour program addresses the state standards for special education teachers. Students will develop knowledge and skills across the three disability areas and in assessment, instruction, accommodations, inclusion, behavior management, and more. Some courses that apply to the program are provided by IU Bloomington via distance education.

"A big advantage of this program is that it includes student teaching for those who are not teaching on a limited license or a practicum for those who are currently teaching on a limited license," says Dr. Janet Grskovic, professor of Education. "Students do not have to leave their teaching jobs to obtain this desirable and marketable license."

Endorsements in Learning Disabilities and Mild Mental Handicaps at the undergraduate and graduate level are still available for teachers who already have a standard teaching license in an area other than special education and wish to obtain a special education license.

For more information on the program, contact Dr. Janice A. Grskovic at (219) 980-6610 or



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