The Special Education program is based on preparing the Intervention Specialist to work in a variety of settings in order to meet the needs of students with learning or behavioral needs (grades K-12). The University offers licensure in the area of Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist. The Intervention Specialist is critical in supporting students in inclusive settings. This program ensures that the teacher candidate is prepared to work in collaborative and consulting roles in general education settings, as well as in cross-categorical special education settings.
The program of study for Intervention Specialist licensure prepares the teacher candidate to assess the needs and to provide a high quality education for students with exceptionalities. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and follows the reading guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio. Licensure is granted by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). It also incorporates adaptive and instructional technology training throughout the course work.