M.Ed. Special Education: Intervention Specialist – Mild to Moderate (EDS) K-12
The Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist license qualifies you to work with students who have challenging behavioral, emotional, and academic learning needs, and disability categories such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialists have abundant future employment opportunities in K-12 schools, county programs, and private facilities.
In addition, students who complete the Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist program at Antioch University Midwest will be able to add the Moderate to Intensive Intervention Specialist as an additional teaching field by completing three additional courses.
What is Special Education?
Special Education refers to specialized instruction and services for students with unique learning needs. Special educators are teachers who work collaboratively with families to develop Individualized Education Programs, provide tailored instructional support to students and general education teachers, and use explicit instructional strategies to assist students in acquiring necessary academic and life skills. Special Education is a broad field that serves students with a variety of learning, behavioral, physical, and emotional needs.
What is an Intervention Specialist?
An Intervention Specialist is a current term for a Special Educator or Special Education teacher. This term more adequately represents the roles and responsibilities of a teacher who works predominantly with students who have special needs. Providing intervention through specialized teaching or behavioral strategies, accommodating or modifying curriculum to support student learning, and working as an expert in differentiated instruction are all examples of what a special education teacher would do in a school setting.
To qualify for the mild to moderate intervention specialist Ohio Resident Educator License, candidates must have met the general education requirements and 46 semester-credits in the professional program as follows (includes the Ohio professional license reading courses):
- EDS5000 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (2 cr)
- EDS5100 Foundations of Education (3 cr)
- EDS5200 Context of Special Education and Developmental Learning Theory (4cr)
- EDS5300 Planning and Assessment for Student Learning (6 cr)
- EDS5400 Learning Environments and Social Interactions (4 cr)
- EDS5500 Integrated Methods for Special Education (4 cr)
- EDS5800 Clinical I – Internship (1 cr)
- EDS6000 Clinical II – Student Teaching (10 cr)
- RLE5150 Foundations for Reading Instruction (3 cr)
- RLE5250 Phonics (3 cr)
- RLE5350 Reading Assessment (3 cr)
- RLE5450 Content Literacy (3 cr)
Please note: Candidates can complete the entire EDS program and then add the EDS/Moderate to Intensive as a second teaching field by taking 9 additional credits.