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Dr. Jackie Wood-Morton, Professor
Dr. Wood-Morton, Professor, has been with Ashland University for 20 years. She began as Director of Undergraduate Education in the Elyria Center. In 2000, she...Read more

Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Needs


A program for students seeking to teach students 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.

Where can you take courses 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 and professional courses required for the Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Needs program are offered at all program locations; a number are also available online. Elective hours are based on your interests and may be taken at various locations.