The Special Education (K-12) and Early Childhood Education (P-5) Dual Licensure program is based on preparing candidates to teach in general education early childhood classrooms (P-5) and as Intervention Specialists 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 and Moderate/Intense 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 Early Childhood Educator will prepare candidates to work with all children between the ages of 3 through 10 (Prekindergarten to grade 5), and with their families, other professionals, and representatives from community agencies.

The program of study for Special Education (K-12) and Early Childhood Education (P-5) Dual 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.

Choose One of the Five Tracks below:

OPTIONS

Track 1 (Primary Track): Leads to Ohio Licensure in:

  • Early Childhood Education (P-5)
  • Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate (K-12)
  • Intervention Specialist Moderate to Intense (K-12)

Track 2 Leads to Ohio Licensure in:

  • Early Childhood Education (P-5)
  • Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate (K-12)

Track 3 Leads to Ohio Licensure in:

  •  Early Childhood Education (P-5)

Track 4 Leads to Ohio Licensure in:

  • Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate (K-12)
  • Intervention Specialist Moderate to Intense (K-12)

Track 5 Leads to Ohio Licensure in:

  •  Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate (K-12)