USF offers online and hybrid special education degree and licensing

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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF offers online and hybrid special education degree and licensing

(August 24, 2011) – The University of Saint Francis has launched a re-designed Master of Education degree and licensing program in exceptional needs (special education) for the new academic year.

Students holding bachelor’s degrees may choose from two options to complete the master’s degree. They may chose a hybrid of online instruction which combines periodic face-to-face instruction with online courses; or take courses delivered fully online. Both options allow students to adapt their career advancement plans around demands of work and family.

Two master’s degree programs, mild intervention and intense intervention, prepare candidates to work with students with exceptional needs. Courses are geared for adults who must renew existing teaching licenses or who wish to expand their licensing qualifications to cover additional grade levels. Practicing teachers may also complete a certificate in 21st Century Interventions, which meets the requirements of the state of Indiana’s Response to Instruction / Intervention mandates.

“The new program meets the university’s ongoing commitment to quality preparation of teaching professionals, while addressing students’ needs for flexible course delivery options,” said Department of Education Chair Dr. Daniel Torlone.

For more information on programs and financial assistance, contact Maureen McCon, licensing adviser, at, 260-399-7700, ext. 8415, or visit


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