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The Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate is a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) with licensure program offered at the graduate level. The program can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis.
If you have an undergraduate degree in education, you may have already met some of the program requirements. Please contact the intervention specialist program director for details.
You will take courses that prepare you to work with individuals diagnosed with high-incidence disabilities (such as specific learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, mild intellectual and physical disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders).
After you complete the program and pass Ohio-required licensure exams, you are eligible for an Ohio Resident Educator Intervention Specialist license in Mild/Moderate Needs (K-12).
Wright State’s programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, fully approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and meet the requirements for the Ohio Department of Education 4 Year Resident Educator teaching license. These programs also provide relevant and up-to-date training, such as Youth Mental Health First Aid Training and other professional development opportunities in accordance with Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education focused on the whole child.
Colleen Saxen, Ed.D.
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Demand for teachers is high, with many parts of the state and nation currently unable to hire as many teachers as they need. Areas with the highest need include special education (intervention specialist), math, science, world language, and teaching English as a second language (TESOL). Hiring for teachers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 512,900 new teaching jobs are projected to be added from 2018 to 2028 (bls.gov).
Teaching is unique in that it provides you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students, carry out your passion for your content area, and advocate for issues related to education. There are also plenty of opportunities to move up and through the education field, including becoming a lead teacher, administrator, school counselor, or further your specialties through endorsements and certificates. You may take an opportunity to move your career to advocacy, government agencies, or higher education.
The College of Health, Education, and Human Services has provided a dedicated career consultant to assist you in connecting your major to a career. The career consultant focuses on staying up to date on career trends in education, kinesiology and health, leadership, and human services. Our assigned career consultant is an extension of services offered through Wright State’s Career Services.
View the intervention specialist program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections.
You will enjoy extensive real-life experience and practice in P-12 schools because it is at the heart of Wright State’s teacher preparation programs. As an education major, you will benefit from the highest quality instruction interwoven with clinical practice throughout your program. Working in close partnership with nine local school districts and many other schools in the region, our programs provide you with the following advantages:
View the Master of Education in Intervention Specialist program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.
Foundational Knowledge Competency: Candidates need to demonstrate foundational knowledge in reading, mathematics, and writing. These skills are measured through either the ACT, SAT, Praxis scores, and/or GRE scores in each area. The score requirements below are required to demonstrate foundational knowledge.
Interventional Specialist candidates need to demonstrate competency in mathematical skills above and beyond that which is needed to demonstrate foundational skills. Mathematical competency may be demonstrated through a standardized test (ACT, SAT, Praxis, GRE, MAT) or by college-level mathematics coursework. If a candidate’s ACT/SAT/Praxis test does not meet the minimum required score for mathematical competency, the one may either retake one of the subtests, or take the GRE, or take the MAT, or evidence successful completion of a college-level mathematics course.
Mathematical Skills Competency: Any ONE of the following:
The Mathematical Skills Competency section will start being required for those applying for Summer 2021.
Be aware that WHEN you took the test is an important factor in determining whether your score meets the minimum criteria for admission, due to revisions that have occurred over time in the ACT, SAT, and Praxis tests. Acceptable Test Scores for Admission to Teacher Education Programs (PDF)
PLEASE NOTE: The admissions requirements listed above are composed of required admissions materials for both the Graduate School AND the Teacher Education Department. The Graduate School requires completion of the Graduate School application. The Teacher Education Department requires submission of a program application (different from the Graduate School application), which includes the following: submission of nationally normed test scores as listed above, submission of a CDI assessment, and submission of clear BCI and FBI background checks. The Teacher Education Department (TED), NOT the Graduate School, tracks the TED required admissions materials.
The CDI assessment is to be completed by a supervisor as a part of a professional relationship and must be mailed to the Teacher Education Department directly from said supervisor.
BCI/FBI background checks must be submitted directly to the Teacher Education Department from the State of Ohio.
Nationally normed test scores can be submitted directly to WSU through undergraduate admissions. ACT/SAT/Praxis official scores must be sent directly from the vendor to WSU.
To start in the Spring semester, all application materials must be submitted by November 15.
To start in the Summer A or B semester, all application materials must be submitted by March 15.
To start in the Fall semester, all application materials must be submitted by July 15.
*NOTE: All application materials include requirements from both the Graduate School and the Teacher Education Department. Materials include the Graduate School application, program application, required nationally normed test scores, CDI assessment, and clear BCI/FBI background checks. Be aware that nationally normed tests scores can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive from the date of request. BCI/FBI background checks can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive from the date of fingerprinting.
Complete Program Application.
Complete an FBI and BCI Background Check and have results sent directly to the Teacher Education Department.
If your reading, writing, or math ACT/SAT scores do not meet the minimum scores listed above, complete the appropriate ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test.
You have the option to appeal one or more admission requirements or an admission decision through our Educator Preparation Appeal Process.
Intervention specialist candidates are required to pass specific Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) tests before they are allowed to begin their student teaching experience. Information on the tests and preparation materials can be found on the OAE website.