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Intervention Specialist (Special Education) (BSE)

Preparing educators to teach K-12 students with mild to moderate disabilities

As a student in the Intervention Specialist Education program at the University of Dayton, you'll learn to focus on the needs of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. You'll integrate material across grade levels as you prepare to teach learners in kindergarten-12th grade.

The curriculum in this program includes the most recent developments in schools, including universal design, response to intervention, co-teaching and progress monitoring. This license also offers the opportunity to earn the Pre-K special needs endorsement.

Program outcomes

The Intervention Specialist Education program prepares you to be a highly qualified teacher with an understanding of the learner at various ages and stages of development, and from various cultures, socioeconomic levels, ethnic groups and ranges of abilities. You will learn how family diversity (i.e. economic, linguistic, cultural and ethnic lines) impacts the learner, as well as understand how disabilities affect each learner.

As an intervention specialist major, you'll learn and teach in a variety of classrooms, community settings and job sites. These field and clinical experiences provide you with firsthand knowledge of the typical and divergent learner. Through clinical activities, field experiences and student teaching, you'll have multiple opportunities to plan for groups and individual students.

Program requirements

  • Meet all academic and competency requirements in order to do your student teaching and be recommended for licensure.
  • All field and clinical experiences must be completed successfully.

Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966