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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. 

Let us help you meet federal special educational licensure mandate taking effect after the 2021-2022 school year! Taylor’s Mild Intervention licensure classes can be completed in a flexible, online format, and field experience requirements can be fulfilled within your own classroom. From applying, to registering, to learning, to licensing — we are here to help you each step of the way!


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. Once you choose your start date to begin your class, 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.

Simply put:

  • You select your start date for each class.
  • You can fit classwork into your schedule—no designated meeting times.
  • You can complete field experiences while working in your own classroom.
  • You will be supported, every step of the way.
  • Licensure Courses

    Six 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.

    SED 520 Exceptional Children (3 credits)

    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
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    Dr. Tammy Mahon

    • EdD, Special Education, Ball State University (2006)
    • MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy (2001)
    • BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University (1993)

    SED 530 Foundations of Special Education (3 credits)

    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
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    Dr. Tammy Mahon

    • EdD, Special Education, Ball State University (2006)
    • MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy (2001)
    • BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University (1993)

    SED 535 Critical Issues in Special Education (3 credits)

    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 Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education
    by Bateman, D. & Yell, M. L. (2019)
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    Dr. Tammy Mahon

    • EdD, Special Education, Ball State University (2006)
    • MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy (2001)
    • BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University (1993)

    SED 540 Assessment in Special Education (3 credits)

    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
    Textbook Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach (4th Edition)
    by Roger A. Pierangelo & George A. Giuliani
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    Dr. Tammy Mahon

    • EdD, Special Education, Ball State University (2006)
    • MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy (2001)
    • BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University (1993)

    SED 550 Behavior Management (3 credits)

    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
    Textbook Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (9th Edition).
    by Paul A. Alberto & Anne C. Troutman
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    Dr. Tammy Mahon

    • EdD, Special Education, Ball State University (2006)
    • MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy (2001)
    • BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University (1993)

    SED 555 Methods of Special Education (3 credits)

    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
    Textbook Strategies for teaching students with learning and behavior problems. (9th edition)
    by Sharon Vaughn & Candace Bos
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    Dr. Tammy Mahon

    • EdD, Special Education, Ball State University (2006)
    • MA, Special Education, Ball State Univeristy (2001)
    • BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University (1993)
  • 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:

    Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (test code 5543)

    Praxis Testing Website

    You are not alone in this process. We are here to help you! Please contact us if you have questions: 

    Mrs. Kim Overbey, Director of Teacher Licensure, kmoverbey@taylor.edu, 765-998-5286
    Mrs. April Dickey, Director of Transition to Teaching/Online Licensure Programs, april_dickey@taylor.edu 765-998-5145

You can start now!

Applications are accepted year-round for Taylor University's online Mild Intervention Licensure program. The process of applying 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 paid one class at a time as you proceed through the program. It is due when you enroll in a course - a date you select. Once paid, you can start the course the next business day. So you don't have to wait for a semester or scheduled date to get started!  

  • Credit hour rate: $450 per credit hour
  • A three credit hour course: $1,350
  • Mild Intervention program total: $8,100 (18 credit hours)

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

Let us help you earn your Mild Intervention Licensure!

Meet April and Leah. They'll help you add Mild Intervention to your teaching license.

April Dickey

Director of Transition to Teaching & Online Licensure Programs

  • MA, Teaching Writing, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Journalism/English Secondary Education, Ball State University
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Leah Kimbrell

Program Manager

  • BA, Biblical Literature, Taylor University (1990)
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