Academics

Program Curriculum Tracks

You will select one of the four available curriculum tracks within our graduate program. Three tracks lead to a master's degree in special education. Three tracks include the necessary coursework to apply for an Ohio K-12 Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist teaching license. Each track is available for part-time study. To find the appropriate track for you, please visit our Program Tracks page.

Course Format

Coursework is primarily web-based and asynchronous utilizing a web-based course management system and audio/video conferencing. Courses also include three live course meetings most semesters. Synchronous sessions are always on Saturdays, generally occur once a month, and typically take place between the hours of 9AM-2PM. They provide students the space and time to meet and discuss their courses and projects, as well as receive support and interact with advisors, faculty, and their peers. The web-based course work varies by course and may include asynchronous project-based activities and discussions as well as sessions that may occur via web-based video conferencing or webinars. Meaningful and enriching field experiences are also incorporated into the program. 

Academic Calendar

2021-22 Program Calendar
Course Term Courses Begin Live Session #1 Live Session #2 Live Session #3 Term Ends
Spring 1
(W-sprint)
Mar 7 Mar 12 Apr 2 May 7 May 7
Summer
(V-sprint)
May 17 May 21 N/A N/A Jul 9

1 No spring break is observed

2022-23 Program Calendar
Course Term Courses Begin Live Session #1 Live Session #2 Live Session #3 Term Ends
Fall
(Q-sprint)
Sept 6 Sept 10 Oct 8 Nov 5 Dec 9
Winter Jan 2 Jan 7 Jan 28 Feb 18 Feb 26
Spring 1
(W-sprint)
Mar 6 TBA TBA TBA May 12
Summer
(V-sprint)
May 16 TBA TBA TBA Jul 8

1 No spring break is observed

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