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ODU's Intervention Specialist program prepares graduates for an Ohio license in Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Intensive educational needs in grades K-12.
Degrees offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Intervention Specialist - Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs
Licensures offered:
  • Intervention Specialist License - Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
  • Intervention Specialist License - Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs
ODU's Intervention Specialst programs integrate theory, practice and educational technology, while developing teachers who have the knowledge base, professional competency and disposition to be effective special education teachers in grades K-12.
 
Studies include the general education core requirements and a wide range of professional education courses. In addition, students are provided opportunities to participate in extensive field-based experiences in school settings for children with Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Intensive educational needs. 

The program models guidelines of the Ohio Department of Education, the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Students may elect to earn one or both Intervention Specialist Licenses.
  • Sample 4-Year Academic Plan for Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 EDU 110
    MTH 150 EDU 120
    HST 201 
    EXSC 121
    PHL 100 PHL
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279
    EDU 212
    EDU 211 EDU 230
    Natural Science
    EDU 250
    Elective PSY 220
    Elective
    THL
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    EDU 379A
    EDU 350
    EDU 260 EDU 370
    EDU 315 EDU 410
    ART 237 THL
    Elective
    Elective
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    EDU 330 EDU 480
    PHL EDU 479A
    Elective

    Elective

    Elective
    Student could work towards Intervention Specialist - Moderate/Intensive
    • EDU 331 and EDU 351
    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.
  • Sample 4-Year Academic Plan for Intervention Specialist - Moderate/Intensive
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 EDU 110
    MTH 150 EDU 120
    HST 201 
    EXSC 121
    PHL 100 PHL
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279
    EDU 212
    EDU 211 EDU 230
    Natural Science
    EDU 250
    Elective PSY 220
    Elective
    THL
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    EDU 379A
    EDU 351
    EDU 260 EDU 370
    EDU 315 EDU 410
    ART 237 THL
    Elective
    Elective
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    EDU 331 EDU 480
    PHL EDU 479A
    Elective

    Elective

    Elective
    Student could work towards Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate
    • EDU 330 and EDU 350
    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.

Course Requirements

  • B.S.E. in Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate
    Specific requirements for content are include in the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education.
    Courses Credits
    EXSC 121 Health Education 3*
    PSY 220 Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence 3*
    EDU 110 Introduction to Teaching: Intervention Specialists 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading Through Literatyre Children & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics & Structure of Language 3*
    EDU 212 Developmental Issues & Practice in Reading 3*
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 250 Issues & Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environment & Management 3*
    EDU 260 Adults with Disabilities 3*
    EDU 315 Diagnostic, Prescriptive & Remediation Techniques in Reading 3*
    EDU 330 Intervention Methods for Teaching Children Pre–5 with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs 3*
    EDU 350 Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary Students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs 3*
    EDU 370 Collaboration with Parents and Professionals 3*
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3*
    EDU 410 Assessment & Technology for Teaching & Learning 3*
    EDU 479A CORE: Reflections on Truth: Intervention Specialist 3*
    EDU 480 Supervised Teaching: Intervention Specialist 12*
    Total Credits Required for major 60
    * Used to calculate the Major GPA
  • B.S.E. in Intervention Specialist - Moderate/Intensive
    Specific requirements for content are include in the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education.
    Courses Credits
    EXSC 121 Health Education 3
    PSY 220 Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence 3*
    EDU 110 Introduction to Teaching: Intervention Specialists 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading Through Lit Children & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics & Structure of Language 3*
    EDU 212 Developmental Issues & Practice in Reading 3*
    EDU 230 Intro to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 250 Issues and Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environment and Management 3*
    EDU 260 Adults with Disabilities 3*
    EDU 315 Diagnostic, Prescriptive & Remediation Techniques in Reading 3*
    EDU 331 Intervention Methods for Teaching Children Pre–5 with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs 3*
    EDU 351 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Students with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs 3*
    EDU 370 Collaboration with Parents and Professionals 3*
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3*
    EDU 410 Assessment and Technology for Teaching and Learning 3*
    EDU 479A CORE: Reflections on Truth: Intervention Specialist 3*
    EDU 480 Supervised Teaching: Intervention Specialist 12*
    Total Credits Required for major 60
    * Used to calculate the Major GPA
  • Intervention Specialist Licensure
    Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning this program.
    Courses Credits
    ART 237 Art for Teachers or another Art course 3
    EXSC 121 Health Education 3
    PSY 220 Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence 3
    EDU 110 Introduction to Teaching: Intervention Specialists 3
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading Through Lit Children & Young Adults 3
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics & Structure of Language 3
    EDU 212 Developmental Issues & Practice in Reading 3
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3
    EDU 250 Issues & Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environment & Management 3
    EDU 260 Adults with Disabilities 3
    EDU 315 Diagnostic, Prescriptive & Remediation Techniques in Reading 3
    *EDU 331 Intervention Methods for Teaching Children Pre-5 with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs 3
    *EDU 330 Intervention Methods for Teaching Children Pre-5 with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs 3
    *EDU 350 Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary Students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs 3
    *EDU 351 Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary Students with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs 3
    EDU 370 Collaboration with Parents & Professionals 3
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3
    EDU 410 Assessment & Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
    EDU 479A CORE: Reflections on Truth: Intervention Specialist 3
    EDU 480 Supervised Teaching: Intervention Specialist 12
    Total Credits Required 63-69
    *Students take 330 & 350 for a “mild to moderate” license and 331 & 351 for a “moderate to intensive” license