2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intervention Specialist, BSEd

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Program Description

The Intervention Specialist program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with licensure in Intervention Specialist:  Mild/Moderate Needs (K-12). Teacher candidates also choose two content concentration areas:
  • Language Arts & Social Studies
  • Language Arts & Mathematics
  • Language Arts & Science
  • Social Studies & Mathematics
  • Social Studies & Science
  • Mathematics and Science
The degree program is designed so that candidates complete general education and content courses as freshmen and sophomores and begin the IS program as juniors as members of a cohort group. The cohort portion of the program consists of three semesters of integrated coursework and field experiences and one semester of student teaching. Specific courses have been included to ensure that candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics and technology, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, and the arts. Included also are the courses that incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements. Candidates likewise take courses that prepare them to work with individuals who are diagnosed with high-incidence disabilities (such as Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Mild Intellectual and Physical Disabilities, and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders). Persons pursuing a teacher licensure program are also required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure.
Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio.  If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Coursework and GPA

• 60 hours of coursework that count towards to B.S.Ed. program
• A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.6
• Grade of “C” or better in all completed Concentration Area courses
• ED  2100, ED  2600, ED  2700, ED 2800, and EDS 2900 - all with a grade of “C” or better
• ED 2650 with a grade of “P”

Dispositional Assessment

• Candidates must receive ratings of 3 or higher on all components of the Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI) from ED 2650.

Foundational Skills Competency

Demonstration of competency on a nationally normed tests in Reading, Writing and Math via the subtests on the ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis Core Academics for Educators exams. See program website for specific score requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Learning outcomes align with the Council for Exceptional Children standards (CEC, 2012), the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP), the International Society for Technology in Education standards (ISTE), and the Ohio Preparation Requirements.

Council for Exceptional Children Standards

Standard 1:  Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences

- Beginning special education professionals understand how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities.

Standard 2: Learning Environments

- Beginning special education professionals create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with exceptionalities become active and effective learners and develop emotional well being, positive social interactions, and self-determination.

Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge

- Beginning special education professionals use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities.

Standard 4: Assessment

- Beginning special education professionals use multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions.

Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies

- Beginning special education professionals select, adapt, and use a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities.

Standard 6: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice

- Beginning special education professionals use foundational knowledge of the field and their professional ethical principles and practice standards to inform special education practice, to engage in lifelong learning, and to advance the profession.

Standard 7: Collaboration

- Beginning special education professionals collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with exceptionalities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards:  http://caepnet.org/standards/2022/introduction

Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP):  http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Equity/Ohio-s-Educator-Standards/TeachingProfessionStandards.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

State of Ohio Learning Standards:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/OLS-Graphic-Sections/Learning-Standards

For More Information

Wright State University CORE: 39 Hours

Some concentrations have required Core courses.

Communication: 6 Credit Hours

Global Traditions: 6 Credit Hours

ED 2600 


Either HST 1100 or HST 1200

Arts and Humanities: 3 Credit Hours

Select any one 3-hour CORE approved Arts and Humanities course

Social Sciences: 6 Credit Hours

Natural Science: 8 Credit Hours

Choose any 2 CORE approved Natural Science courses (8)

*NOTE Recommendation List

BIO 3450 Concepts in Life Science I for Educators        4

CHM 2450 Concepts in Chemistry I for Educators          4

EES 3450 Concepts in Earth Science I for Educators     4

PHY 2460 Concepts in Physics for Educators I               4

Additional Core Courses: 6 Credit Hours

Content Concentration Areas: 21-24 Credit Hours

Complete two of the following content concentration areas: 

Language Arts



Social Studies

Language Arts Concentration: 12 Credit Hours

Mathematics Concentration: 10 Credit Hours

Science Concentration: 11 Credit Hours

Complete 11 credit hours of the following:

Required:  CHM 2450 and PHY 2460

Required:  BIO 3460 or EES 3460

Social Studies Concentration: 12 Credit Hours

Complete all 4 Social Studies Courses

Seminar: 3 Credit Hours

General Electives: 5-8 Credit Hours

Electives vary based on the two concentration areas selected by candidates. The number of elective hours available for each concentration combination are as listed below

Language Arts and Social Studies = 5

Language Arts and Mathematics = 7

Language Arts and Science = 6

Social Studies and Mathematics = 7

Social Studies & Science = 6

Mathematics and Science = 8

Total Credits: 120 Hours

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