The Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate M.Ed. with licensure program is offered at the graduate level. Candidates must successfully complete the program requirements and pass all State of Ohio required licensure assessments in order to be eligible for an Ohio Resident Educator License in Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate grades K-12.
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.
Undergraduate Degree/Grade Point Average
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate GPA between and including 2.6 - 2.69,, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours earned toward the undergraduate degree
• Candidates must receive ratings of 3 or higher on all components of the Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI).
FBI and BCI Check
• Clear BCI and FBI Background Check sent from the State of Ohio
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.
Mathematical Skills Competency: Any ONE of the following
• ACT Mathematics: 21 OR
• SAT Mathematics: 520 OR
• Praxis Mathematics: 158 OR
• GRE Mathematics subtest: 50th percentile or higher OR
• MAT Mathematics subtest: 50th percentile or higher OR
• Grade of “C” or higher in a college-level (non-
developmental) mathematics course
Program Learning Outcomes
The program aligns 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.
For more information visit: https://education-human-services.wright.edu/teacher-education