Educational Studies

Special Education

The Special Education program at The Ohio State University has been preparing teachers and leaders in the field for over half a century. The program offers three undergraduate specializations, four master's specializations, a doctoral specialization, three licensure-only programs, and one endorsement program. Our licensure programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Exceptional Children, and our graduate programs in applied behavior analysis are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Undergraduate Major

The Special Education undergraduate program at Ohio State offers three undergraduate BS programs that lead to an Intervention Specialist License in the state of Ohio. Students can specialize in mild to moderate disabilities, moderate to intensive disabilities, or early childhood special education. Learn more…

Graduate Programs

Students at the master's level can earn an MA in one of four tracks: mild to moderate disabilities, moderate to intensive disabilities, early childhood special education, or applied behavior analysis. Students who enter the program with a teaching license can add a license. Students at the doctoral level can earn a PhD with an emphasis in special education and applied behavior analysis. Learn more…

Licensure

In addition to these eight degree-earning programs, students can earn an add-on teaching license through our four licensure- and endorsement-only programs, which are non-degree earning programs. Students can earn a license in mild to moderate disabilities, moderate to intensive disabilities, or early childhood special education or a pre-kindergarten special needs endorsement. Learn more…

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