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 complete Language Arts & Mathematics content areas.
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.
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”
• 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 nationally normed tests in Reading, Writing and Math via the subtests on the ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis Core Academics for Educators exams. See the program website for specific score requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in the program will be able to:
- Satisfy the accreditation requirements of our accreditors.
- Satisfy the teacher licensure requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Education.
- Meet the professional disposition requirements set forth by our accreditors.
- The students in our program, as a result of their learning experience, can satisfy the accreditation requirements of our accreditors.
- The students in our program, as a result of their learning experience, can satisfy the teacher licensure requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Education.
- The students in our program, as a result of their learning experience, meet the professional disposition requirements set forth by our accreditors.
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), the Ohio 12-hour Reading Core Standards, the International Dyslexia Association Standards, and Ohio Preparation Requirements.
This program is aligned with the following accreditation bodies:
Council for Exceptional Children Standards (CEC, 2020): http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/spa-standards-and-report-forms/cec34
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards: http://caepnet.org/standards/2022/introduction
12-hour Ohio Reading and Literacy Core Curriculum Standards (12h-ORLCC, 2018): Ohio Reading Standards: https://highered.ohio.gov/
International Dyslexia Association Standards - Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (IDA-KPS, 2018): International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP):
State of Ohio Learning Standards (OLS, 2017): http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/OLS-Graphic-Sections/Learning-Standards
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