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Intervention Specialist (K-12) Program Overview

An intervention specialist license in Ohio qualifies you to teach children in grades K-12 with mild to moderate disabilities.

One of the most personally rewarding careers available to undergraduate students, intervention specialists are perhaps the most versatile teachers in the field. The mild-moderate and/or moderate-intensive Intervention Specialist license is designed for you if you recognize the value of diversity in our world and believe that ALL children can learn, especially when educators provide the right support.

The Intervention Specialist program at Ashland University is approved by the Office of Special Education in the Ohio Department of Education and is nationally recognized by the International Council for Exceptional Children.

Early Intervention Specialist student

Learning Experience

Your course of study prepares you to teach students with moderate to intensive needs for intervention and those who may need alternative assessment.

Our program is unique for two reasons:

  • Students work in the field beginning in their freshman year.
  • Coursework is the same for both the mild-moderate and moderate-intensive licenses and you can choose to apply for a single or dual license.

Full-time faculty, all of whom are trained, licensed and experienced intervention specialists themselves, serve as academic advisors to students in the undergraduate licensure programs you choose. Your advisor will meet with you regularly to advise on coursework and to monitor your progress throughout the program.

Early Intervention Specialist class

Sample Curriculum

In the Department of Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners, you will be in the field working with students and co-operating with teachers in a variety of settings.

View the Academic Catalog for complete degree requirements.

Career Outlook

Average Career Salary


Average Career Growth

Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8 percent by 2026.

Early Intervention Specialist student

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