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Special Education Licensure

Information and FAQ


Looking to earn your full licensure in special education? Indiana Special Education Assisted Licensure (I-SEAL) provides Indiana’s current and future special education educators with access to convenient, accelerated options and key financial support.

  • For educators licensed in another subject: Currently licensed teachers who wish to add special education to their existing license can participate in a fully funded 18-credit hour graduate program through the University of Indianapolis, Taylor University, or Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • For individuals currently enrolled in a graduate-level special education preparation program: Individuals who are currently enrolled in a graduate-level special education teacher preparation program can earn scholarship assistance to support the completion of their required special education coursework and purchase textbooks.
  • For non-education bachelor’s degree holders: Special education educators who have not earned full licensure but hold a non-education bachelor’s degree may receive a full scholarship to enroll in a federally compliant Transition to Teaching program. Ten Transition to Teaching programs in special education are currently available across Indiana.
  • For individuals who have not yet passed the state licensing exam: Individuals who have completed a special education preparation program but have not yet passed the state licensure exam can participate in a free test-preparation workshop.

Eligible individuals can learn more and apply for assistance by visiting

Approved Special Education Programs

Approved Special Education Transition to Teaching Programs

License Advisor Contact Information

Educator Licensing 

Office of Special Education