Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor's Degree Overview
You can make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by majoring in special education. Intervention specialists become classroom teachers in grades K-12 of students with mild to moderate disabilities (including mental retardation, specific learning disabilities, challenging behaviors, etc.) and students with moderate to intensive disabilities (including physical disabilities, mental retardation, autism, significant emotional/behavioral issues, etc.).
UT's special education/intervention specialist program combines special education principles and practices with actual teaching experiences. Because UT is located in the middle of a city, our students are exposed to a wide range of disabilities and classrooms while working in the field.
Student teaching gives students the chance to work with outstanding teachers and gain real-world experience by actually teaching in a classroom. The Judith Herb College of Education also has a graduate program that provides an opportunity for students to earn a master’s degree in conjunction with an initial teaching license.
College of Education Highlights
- Four years to complete all bachelor's degree programs - Once students start as education majors, they can finish any program within four years.
- More field placements - Our college gives students several field placements in different settings and schools before they start student-teaching. This means they are better prepared for the classroom.
- Focus on math and science education - Much of the demand in Ohio and other states is for teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Thanks to our partnerships, grants and faculty research, we are a leader in these areas of teacher preparation.
- Better preparation for teaching in urban and diverse settings - Thanks to our close partnerships with Toledo area schools, our students get experience and coursework centered around the unique needs of today's students.
- Master's, education specialist and Ph.D. programs - Our undergraduate students benefit from the high-caliber faculty and resources that are attracted by these upper-level programs.
- 2+2 completion program for Early Childhood - We offer a program for individuals with an associate's degree working in a day care to earn their bachelor's degree within two years, completely online.
After graduation, students are eligible for teacher licensure in the state of Ohio. You also can choose to work in rehabilitation, community living or vocational training programs. There is a growing demand for special education teachers in Ohio and the United States. Some districts are even offering incentive bonuses.
Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor's Degree4-year program
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Early Childhood Education, Higher Education and Special Education
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