Intervention Specialist Education

Learn to meet diverse learning needs of all students

Open up the world for children of all ages as you learn from professors such as Mark Jakowski, Ph.D., who believes, “All students can learn and grow. Students learn the best when they are actively engaged in the subject matter. Although there are times when direct instruction is necessary, lifelong learning and lifelong lessons are instilled through self discovery.”

At Malone, we prepare knowledgeable, reflective, collaborative educators who are committed to serving others in order that all children may learn and develop to their fullest potential — and interact with each other and their environment with respect, compassion, and fairness.

Why study Intervention Specialist Education at Malone?

  • Malone has important, unique partnerships with local schools in Stark County — some courses are actually taught by Malone professors but within the walls of a public school.
  • Employers of our graduates say that these teachers demonstrate a commitment to address the needs of all students in a caring, nondiscriminatory and equitable manner.
  • Malone earned the prestigious NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation—the standard of excellence in teacher preparation.
  • Graduates of the School of Education & Human Development of choose to teach in Ohio, but our alumni also teach throughout the nation and the world.
  • We emphasize using the latest technology in your classroom and will make sure you’re comfortable with it before you graduate!
  • Malone also offers a number of graduate programs, all leading to the Master of Arts in Education.
  • Malone is a site for the national tutoring program, “America Reads, America Counts.” You can earn money while you tutor children one-on-one in half hour sessions in reading and math.

Student teaching

As a future educator, you are in the classroom early and often via what we call “Field Experience.” These experiences allow you exposure to the elementary classroom before your student teaching experience. Then, the student teaching semester serves as the culminating experience for the initial teacher education programs. It is the student teacher's opportunity to, within a structured, supervised field experience, refine skills, integrate theory and practice, and demonstrate accomplishment of the Malone University Teacher Candidate Proficiencies and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Course Curriculum

This major consists of 31 credit hours of professional education courses and 35 credit hours in intervention specialist core courses. Each course and additional requirements are listed in the official Academic Catalog.

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more!

Alumni Profile

Shelby Love

After graduating from Malone, Shelby followed her passion for service and education, moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma to work for Teach for America.