Early Childhood Education Intervention Specialist Program
Do you want to help young learners succeed, regardless of special needs?
Gain the problem-solving skills you need, including coordination with fellow teachers and families to develop individualized plan for children with mild to intensive needs, in the Early Childhood Education Intervention Specialist program at Ashland University.
What to Expect in the Early Intervention Specialist Program
The Early Childhood Education Intervention Specialist program at Ashland University is unique because you will also complete your early childhood licensure program during the same four years.
Obtaining an early childhood license will permit you to teach in the typical general education classrooms for children in kindergarten through third grade.
In addition, you can choose to pursue an endorsement to teach fourth and fifth grades, which will expand your teaching capabilities to pre-K through fifth grade.
Early Intervention Specialist Program Benefits
This degree will allow you to teach children in specialized classrooms, resource rooms, as well as team teach as the intervention specialist in inclusive classrooms.
Additional program benefits include:
Work with professors with extensive professional experience working with young children with special needs
Over 600 hours of teaching experience in both regular and inclusive classrooms in partner schools
Receive up to a $4,000/year government grant: Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
Earn both an early childhood and early childhood interventionist license in four years
Learn the best practices in teaching, assessment, and classroom management that will make you highly qualified and accountable for your students’ learning
Get opportunities to expand your marketability by adding a grades 4-5 endorsement (PDF) or Spanish minor
Obtain unique experiences that make you stand out, such as meeting professional children’s authors and illustrators, or student teaching in the Southern United States or in 17 different countries
Training to be a nationally certified preschool vision screener
Learn the latest technology, such as SMART® Boards, and how to use them in primary classrooms
The Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Special Education) licensure program is nationally recognized by the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and approved by the Office of Special Education in the Ohio Department of Education.