Intervention Specialist: Moderate to Intensive Needs

The M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Intervention Specialist Moderate-Intensive program is designed for teachers seeking to teach students in grades K-12 with moderate-intensive needs for educational intervention. Our program prepares teachers to work in inclusive settings.

Is this program for you?

  • You want to be part of a growth area. The number of special education teachers is expected to increase by 17 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. (US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition)

  • You want to add an additional teaching license that focuses on the most effective methods and strategies to work with students who have moderate to intensive needs for educational intervention.

  • You want to effectively collaborate and communicate with all stakeholders of students with disabilities in Ohio K-12 schools.

What courses are in this program?

See the Graduate Catalog for required prerequisite courses.

Course Numbers and Titles Credit Hours

M.Ed. Core Courses:

Select one three-hour course from each of four standards (Curriculum Foundations, Social & Historical Foundations, Inquiry and Diversity)

EDFN 501:  APA Seminar


Major Professional Courses:

EDIS 546:  Introduction to Educational Intervention

EDIS 535:  Curriculum/Methods for Career/Daily Living Skills

EDIS 579:  Special Education Law, Policies & Procedures for Intervention Specialist

EDIS 541:  Creating Effective Learning Environments

EDIS 542:  Communication, Consultation & Teaming Skills 

EDIS 584:  Communication: Int. Spec. Moderate-Intensive

EDIS 585:  Communication Field – Int. Spec. Mod.

EDIS 582:  Advanced Sensory/Motor Intervention

EDIS 583:  Advanced Sensory/Motor Intervention Specialist Field


Advanced Field Practicum:

This requirement is met through activities completed in EDIS 583, EDIS 585 or the Capstone Experience

Capstone Experience:

EDUC 738 or EDUC 728 or EDUC 791:  Practicum in Curriculum & Instruction or Inquiry Seminar or Thesis

Total Hours in Program (Hours may vary due to selected core courses.) 37-40

Where can you take the Major Professional Courses required for this program?

Graduate classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid (combination of face-to-face and online) and online formats. Online classes have no face-to-face meetings, but may meet for synchronous classes sessions throughout a given semester or term. While not all courses are available online, many can be found in hybrid formats. Classes for the M.Ed. core courses, which are offered at all program locations may also be available online.

Ashland Campus Cleveland Program Center Columbus Program Center Elyria     Program Center Stark/Massillon Program Center Some Courses May be Available Online
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