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The mission of the Department of Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners is to prepare teachers to develop and maintain collaborative learning communities that support the growth and development of exceptional learners.  We are committed to improving the access of all learners to inclusive, equitable, and effective education through our teaching, service, and research.

Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners

Have you ever thought you wanted to teach students who learn differently than most?

Do you already recognize the value of diversity in our world? One of the most personally rewarding careers available to undergraduate students is the profession of intervention specialist (K-12 licensure), available to qualified candidates beginning in their sophomore year. We are looking for undergraduate students who are driven and dedicated to the field of special education. We are looking for students who believe that all children can learn, if educators provide the right supports to facilitate learning.

Programs offered by the Department of Inclusive Services at Ashland University

Undergraduate Programs 

  • Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate License (K-12) - Bachelor of Science in Education (BS.Ed.)
  • Intervention Specialist Moderate-Intensive License (K-12) - Bachelor of Science in Education (BS.Ed.)
  • Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate & Moderate-Intensive Dual License (K-12) - Bachelor of Science in Education (BS.Ed.)

Graduate Programs (M.Ed.)

  • Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate License (K-12) - Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)
  • Intervention Specialist Moderate-Intensive License (K-12) - Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)
  • Talent Development Education - Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

Post-Baccalaureate Initial & 2nd Teacher Licenses

  • Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate License (K-12)
  • Intervention Specialist Moderate-Intensive License (K-12)

Teacher Endorsement

  • Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement

Inclusive Services Faculty

Faculty
Dr. Jane Piirto, Trustees' Distinguished Professor, has been at Ashland University since 1988. She teaches in the Department of Inclusive Services & Exceptional Learners and... Read more

Intervention Specialist Alumni & Alumnae Survey

Ashland University, Department of Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners developed a short survey to keep in touch with our graduates. Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey questions.