No teaching license? No problem
The Intervention Specialist graduate program is designed for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in any content area and prepares them to teach students with disabilities in grades K-12. The program leads to an initial Ohio special education license of Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate.
This program allows candidates to pursue an initial teaching license at the graduate level. Program courses include content in educational foundations, learning theory, assessment, instructional methodology, instructional technology, content area reading, exceptionalities, and classroom management. Students who pursue this program will be required to complete one semester of student teaching. Faculty will work alongside of the student to find placement in a classroom setting for student teaching.
The curriculum includes coursework, both online and on-campus, and student teaching. On-campus courses are held just one night a week in the evenings to fit the schedules of any individual. Students will work with their Academic Adviser to create a program of study that will allow them to choose how quickly they complete the program.
Already have a teaching license?
The Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate program is designed to prepare teachers who desire to teach students with mild/moderate educational needs. Candidates who complete the program are eligible for the Intervention Specialist license, valid for teaching K-12 learners with mild/moderate educational needs. A prerequisite for the Intervention Specialist program is Ohio licensure in Elementary Education (1-8) or Early Childhood Licensure (PreK-3), and an introductory course in Special Education (3 semester hours). Teachers with certification/licensure other than Elementary or Early Childhood Licensure may need to meet additional requirements.
Students in this particular track do not have student teaching to complete, rather there are practicum hours included in the curriculum so they may gain valuable field experience. Coursework for this program is also offered both online and on-campus, with on-campus courses being held just one night a week. Students in this track will also receive guidance from their Academic Adviser to be sure that their program of study is tailored to their needs.