Ohio Dominican University's Intervention Specialist Teacher Education Program prepares teacher education candidates for a state teaching license in Intervention Specialist (grades K-12). In addition to a wide range of professional education courses, students are provided opportunities to participate in 200 or more hours of clinical, field-based experiences in diverse K-12 settings with different instructional configurations prior to student teaching.
Students in ODU’s Intervention Specialist program graduate from one program area in four years. Students also can choose from several dual major opportunities: mild to moderate and moderate to intensive programs, Intervention Specialist and early childhood programs, and Intervention Specialist and middle childhood programs. At ODU, Education majors can participate in more than 200 hours of field-based experiences in diverse classroom settings. ODU Education students have hands-on experience with educational technologies, including Smartboards, iPads, personal response systems clickers and software applications that will help them prepare exciting classroom presentations to engage students in the learning process. In addition to their 16-week student-teaching placement, ODU students amass classroom hours through the majority of their Education course requirements.
• Every student who graduated in Spring 2012 has found employment for the 2012-2013 school year. • In our most recent NCATE Program Review, 100 percent of our candidates passed the national Praxis II and Praxis II PLT tests. • Undergraduates have presented with faculty at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations. • ODU students with a 3.5 GPA or better are invited to become members of an international honor society in Education, Alpha Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, which represents all facets of the Education profession.
Dr. Hope Benton-Borghi, Assistant Professor and Intervention Specialist Coordinator, presents nationally on universal design for learning and on her teacher efficacy scales. She developed the first universally designed digital P-12 library in Ohio in the New Albany and Upper Arlington School Districts. Dr. Benton-Borghi presented her research on Co-Teaching: Secondary General and Special Education (AACTE) with visiting professor Maryalice Turner, Doctoral Candidate.
Dr. Kim Miller, Assistant Professor, has presented at national conferences (AERA, NAME) on play and literacy as well as culturally relevant stories of teaching candidates.