TEAM-MSE is an accelerated blended/online program for individuals who want to teach children with special needs in grades K-12 who come from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This program is designed for non-traditional second career individuals who do not have a teaching license and are seeking an alternate route to Ohio special education licensure.  The curriculum for this program includes both special education and multicultural curriculum.  Graduates of this program will have the skills and knowledge to work with children in grades K-12 who come from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and are in need of special education services.

Teacher Education Accelerated Master's (TEAM) Team-MSE Program Highlights

  • The course delivery format available for this track is blended learning, which allows students the convenience of online learning during the weekdays with Saturday class meetings.
  • You participate as part of a cohort of fellow students, learning from each other, as well as from our experienced faculty.
  • You will take 1-2 courses at a time, each lasting seven to eight weeks.
  • The full program culminating in a master's degree with licensure may be completed in four to seven semesters.
  • International experiences available for interested students.
  • Because these intensive programs involve two-four courses (6-13 credit hours) each semester, all students may apply for financial assistance. To determine your eligibility for assistance, file the FAFSA at fafsa.gov several months before you plan to enroll. Federal loan forgiveness may be available to qualified students after graduation.
  • Students may transfer up to nine graduate credit hours with approval from the Program Director.

Second Licensure Program

Completion of this program prepares you for second licensure as an intervention specialist in the state of Ohio. This program prepares individuals who currently hold a teaching license with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to work in collaborative and consulting roles with general educators and other support personnel. You also will be prepared to provide high-quality instruction to children who come from culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds and are in need of special education services.

Students in this track complete courses in blended course delivery format on campus with classes starting in May.

If you already hold a master's degree, you may opt to complete only the second licensure course work. The licensure-only track of eight courses may be completed in as little as three to five semesters.

Initial Licensure Program: Alternative Residence Educator's Licensure (AREL)

Students who complete this initial licensure program will be eligible for the AREL Intervention Specialist license in the state of Ohio. This program is designed for non-traditional, second-career individuals who do not have a teaching license and are seeking an alternative route to special education licensure. The curriculum for this track includes both special education and multicultural pedagogy. You will be prepared to provide high-quality instruction to children who come from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds and are in need of K-12 special education services.

All course work leading to the AREL licensure is embedded within the master's degree. This program is offered in the blended course format, which allows you the convenience of online accelerated learning during the weekdays, with Saturday face-to-face class meetings. Summer semester courses offer class meetings on week nights.

The cohort that begins in January meets at the Butler County Educational Service Center.  Cohorts that begin in May meet at the Mount’s main campus in Delhi Township, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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