These programs are designed for those who want to work with students with disabilities in grades K-12. 


The Full Time Accelerated (FTA) Special Education (SED) program is an accelerated blended/online program for individuals who want to teach children with special needs in grades K-12.

This program is designed for non-traditional second career individuals who do not have a teaching license and are seeking initial Ohio special education licensure.  Graduates of this program will have the skills and knowledge to work with children in grades K-12 who are in need of special education services.


Full Time Accelerated (FTA) Special Education (SED)

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Cohorts begin in May meet at the Mount’s main campus in Delhi Township, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Recommended – Submit Application by April 15


Part time (PT) Special Education (Special Education ): A Traditional Master of Arts degree program.

The part time SED program prepares adults to enter the teaching profession through a combination of course work with practicum experiences and student teaching. Students will earn an Intervention Specialist license and a Master of Arts degree, Major in Teaching through a part-time program.


Program Benefits:

  • Complete the Ohio licensure requirements and Master’s degree through a part-time commitment.
  • Options for Ohio Reading Endorsement and/or Ohio Pre-K Special Education Endorsement.
  • Students can take up to 5 years to complete the Part time SED licensure and Master of Arts degree program.


Program Details:

  • Students can start the program at any point during the year.
  • During the academic year, students gain practical experience through 100 hours of practicum experiences over two semesters and 15 weeks of full time student teaching in another semester.

The part-time SED program has rolling admission.

These programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Education.


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.

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.


For more information, contact the School of Education at 513-244-4801.