Department Info

Make inquiries about this department and its offerings to:

Dr. Allison Dickey
Chair, Associate Professor
220D, Columbus Center

The Teacher Network

Join the Dwight Schar College of Education Living-Learning Community

What is a Living-Learning Community?

A living-learning community is a cohort of undergraduates who live in the same residence hall and take a portion of their classes together.

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Intervention Specialist (K-12)

The Intervention Specialist program at Ashland University is unique for two reasons:

  • Teacher candidates are in the field beginning in their freshman year.

  • Coursework in the Intervention Specialist program is the same for mild-moderate and moderate-intensive licenses. Candidates can choose to apply for a single or dual license in both mild to moderate and moderate to intensive need for intervention.

The mild-moderate license is designed for individuals planning to teach students (grades K-12) who have mild to moderate need for educational intervention to be successful in the general education curriculum. Individuals who are interested in the moderate to intensive license will be prepared to teach students (grades K-12) with moderate to intensive needs for intervention and who may need alternative assessment. Teacher candidates planning on pursuing a dual license will be prepared to teach the full spectrum of students with intervention needs in grades K-12 educational settings.

Why Choose Ashland University

The Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education has been recognized as one of the elite teacher education schools in the country after receiving all positive marks following its continuing accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. The Intervention Specialist (Special Education)  licensure programs are nationally recognized by the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and approved by the Office of Special Education in the Ohio Department of Education.

Out of State Experiences

Cork, Ireland

Student Teaching

Wittenberg, Germany

Summer Program

Florianopolis, Brazil

Semester Abroad

Global Education Office

For more information about going abroad contact the Global Education Office.

Office of Field Experiences and Internships

For more information about student teaching in the South or abroad contact the Office of Field Experiences and Internships.

Student Testimonial

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ashland University in the Dwight Schar College of Education.  When I started college in 2008, I was unsure of which major, Intervention Specialist mild/moderate or moderate/intensive would fit me best. Read More


Since the education of students with disabilities is mandated by Federal Legislation, the professional license you earn at Ashland University as an intervention specialist will enable you to find employment in public or private schools. For more information on the job outlook for special educators check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.