Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Needs

The M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate program is for students seeking to teach children in grades K-12 with mild-moderate disabilities and educational needs in a variety of inclusive settings. Course work may be applied to licensure in this area.

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 earn a degree that focuses on the most effective methods and strategies to work with students with disabilities and their families in Ohio K-12 schools.

  • 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 541:  Creating Effective Learning Environments

EDIS 542:  Communication, Consultation & Teaming Skills 

EDIS 548:  Assessing and Teaching Children with Mild-Moderate Educational Needs

EDIS 507:  Language/Communication Disorders in Children & Intervention

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


Advanced Field Practicum:

This requirement is met through activities completed in EDIS 541.

Capstone Experience:

EDUC 788 or EDUC 781:  Capstone Inquiry Seminar or Thesis Capstone in Education

Total Hours in Program (Hours may vary due to selected core courses.) 30-36

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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