2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 16, 2021  
2019-2020 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 a multiage-licensure in the area of Mild to Moderate disabilities. Teacher candidates also choose two content concentration areas from Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science. The degree program is designed so that candidates complete general education and content courses as freshman and sophomores and begin the IS program as juniors as members of a cohort group. The cohort portion of the program consists of 4 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, the arts and personal health and fitness. Included also are the courses that incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements. Candidates also 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 required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure.

Admission Requirements:

  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.8
  • One of the following Reading scores:
    • ACT Reading score of 22 or better
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 543 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Reading score of 168 or better
  • One of the following Math scores:
    • ACT Math score of 22 or better
    • SAT Math score of 533 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Math score of 162 or better
  • One of the following Writing scores (effective Fall 2021):
    • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
    • SAT Essay-Writing Dimension score of 5 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Writing score of 165 or better

Dispositional Assessment: Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI) from ED 2750

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards (national accreditation is required by the state of Ohio) - which includes multiple key assessments and dispositions checks; CAEP Standards: http://www.caepnet.org/standards/introduction
  2. Alignment with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium [InTASC Standards; http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Publications/InTASC_Model_Core_Teaching_Standards_and_Learning_ Progressions_for_Teachers_10.html
  3. State of Ohio Educator Standards - the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession; OSTP Standards: https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Equity/Ohio-s-Educator-Standards/Rev_TeachingProfession_aug10.pdf
  4. State of Ohio Learning Standards; Ohio Learning Standardshttp://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards
  5. State of Ohio Reading Core requirement - 4-course/12-semester hour sequence for reading aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards; Reading Corehttps://www.ohiohighered.org/content/ohio_educator_licensure_programs_standards_requirements_chart
  6. Aligned with National Science Education Standards (1996)/Next Generation Science Standards (2013); NGSS Standards: https://www.nextgenscience.org/
  7. Inclusion of the International Dyslexia Association Knowledge & Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading; IDA Standardshttps://app.box.com/s/k77gltlwlwqawgdbdyywjwehzoa1pah2
  8. The Council for Exceptional Children; CEC Standards: https://www.cec.sped.org/Standards
  9. International Society for Technology in Education; ISTE Standards: https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators
  10. Alignment to the Ohio Transfer Policy and Education Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)
  11. Ohio Preparation Requirements for the following distinct areas; Ohio Program Requirementshttps://www.ohiohighered.org/education-programs/standards-requirements#MCE
    1. Resident Educator License
    2. Ohio School Operating Standards (OAC Chapter 3301-35)
    3. Ohio Value-Added Progress Dimension
    4. Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
    5. Ohio Standards for Professional Development
    6. Preparation in Effective Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Dyslexia
    7. Opioid Education
    8. Alignment to the Core Administrative Requirements
  12. A minimum of 100 hours of supervised fieldwork prior to the student teaching internship
  13. Content knowledge to cover the following assessments Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE)http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Prepare-for-Certificate-License/Educator-Licensure-Examinations/Educator-Licensure-Testing-Requirements.pdf.aspx
    1. Two of the following Ohio Content Assessment for Educators (Content OAE): English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
    2. Ohio Assessment for Educators: Foundations of Reading
    3. Ohio Assessment for Educators: Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK)
  14. For more information visit: https://education-human-services.wright.edu/teacher-education


Wright State University CORE: 40.5 Hours

Communication: 6 Credit Hours

Mathematics: 3 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

Additional Core Courses: 6 Credit Hours

Content Concentration Core: 24-28 Credit Hours

Complete two of the following content concentration areas: 

Language Arts



Social Studies

Language Arts Concentration: 12 Credit Hours

Required: ENG 4770 ESL in PreK-12 Classroom

Choose 3 of the Remaining

Mathematics Concentration: 13 Credit Hours

Complete all of the following mathematics-focused courses

Social Studies Concentration: 12 Credit Hours

Complete all 4 Social Studies Courses

Seminar: 3 Credit Hours

Electives: .5 - 4.5 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 = 4.5

Language Arts and Mathematics = 3.5

Language Arts and Science = 1.5

Social Studies and Mathematics = 3.5

Social Studies & Science = 1.5

Mathematics and Science = .5

Total Credits: 120 Hours

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