Intervention Specialist: Moderate to Intensive Needs


A degree program 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.

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: Moderate to Intensive 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.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Bob Thiede
Dr. Robert Thiede, assistant professor, joined Ashland University in 2007. He received his PhD from the University of Toledo and Master of Education and Bachelor...Read more