Intervention Specialist, Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Intensive licensure will help you expand your teaching capabilities and qualify you to work with students that have specific learning disabilities. This licensure helps you foster a more inclusive classroom where everyone, regardless of learning ability, has a fair educational experience taught by a dedicated and trained educator. Expand upon your current planning, teaching, and managing skills to make an impact in special education settings that are inclusive, pullout, or self-contained.
This program prepares teacher candidates to work with students who have specialized needs in mild to moderate or moderate to intensive disability categories, such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. Coursework is designed to teach planning, instructional methods, and classroom management skills appropriate for special education settings that are inclusive, pullout, or self-contained.
This program features:
- 2 years for program completion
- Candidates complete Focused Field Observations connected to coursework, Internship and Student Teaching experiences
- Classes held in the evenings, twice a week
- Cohort model
Required Courses (34-46 credits):
- Classroom Environments & Behavior Management
- Integrated Instructional Methods for Special Education
- Differentiation & Lesson Planning for Special Education
- Special Education Assessment & IEP Writing
- Transition & Advocacy in Special Education
- Assistive & Educational Technology
- Introduction to Exceptional Children
- Special Education Laws & Regulations
- Education Practicum
- Research for School Improvement
- Ethical Issues in Educational Administration
- Reading Core option
- Content Literacy
- Foundations of Reading Instruction
- Reading Assessment
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
The Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Intensive Intervention Specialist license qualifies you to work with students who have challenging behavioral, emotional, and academic learning needs, supporting students with disability categories such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialists have abundant future employment opportunities in K-12 schools, county programs, and private facilities.