If you’re already a licensed teacher in Ohio, our Intervention Specialist offerings will help you expand your teaching capabilities to help those with various disabilities. Choose from Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist or Moderate to Intensive Intervention Specialist. These empowering concentrations help 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 degree is offered by AU Midwest.
This program is designed to provide currently licensed Ohio teachers the necessary knowledge and skills required to obtain a License in Special Education: Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist or Moderate to Intensive Intervention Specialist (K-12). This program allows licensed teachers to expand their previous classroom experience to work with students who have specialized needs in mild to moderate or moderate to intensive disabilities.
This program features:
- No additional student teaching required. Candidates will complete focused field observations connected to coursework and a practicum experience.
- 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 Intervention Specialist license qualifies you to work with students who have challenging behavioral, emotional, and/or academic learning needs. You would be supporting students with a wide variety of disabilities, such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, Emotional or Behavioral Disorders, or multiple disabilities. Intervention Specialists have abundant future employment opportunities in K-12 schools, county programs, and private facilities.