Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor's Degree Overview
Make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by majoring in special education at The University of Toledo. Our intervention specialists become classroom teachers in grades K-12.
UT's accredited intervention specialist program combines in-depth training in research-based, special education practices with in-classroom teaching experiences. UT’s urban setting allows our students to be exposed to a range of disabilities and classrooms.
Undergraduates who earn their intervention specialist licenses work with students who have:
- Mild to moderate disabilities — mental retardation, specific learning disabilities, challenging behaviors and more
- Moderate to intensive disabilities — physical disabilities, mental retardation, autism, significant emotional/behavioral issues and more
Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Quality field placements. The Judith Herb College of Education gives students four field placements in various settings and schools. This makes them better prepared for teaching in the classroom.
- Outstanding pass rate for licensure exam. More than 95% of UToledo special education majors earn licenses as intervention specialists.
- Service learning. UToledo provides the opportunity to work directly with special needs students beginning your freshman year through various programs on the UT campus — Toledo Transitions, UT’s Perceptual Motor Development Program and Project SEARCH.
Many students also apply to work with children of military families around the world through Camp Adventure.
- State-of-the-art technology/curriculum resource center. Experts at the Carver Resource Center in the Judith Herb College of Education offer students training in educational technology and provide classroom resources for field experiences.
- Accreditation. UT’s special education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The intervention specialist (special education) licensure programs are nationally recognized by the International Council for Exceptional Children and approved by the Ohio Department of Education.
During the past five years, 96% of undergraduates completing the intervention specialist bachelor’s degree obtained employment after graduation.
Most students find jobs teaching students with special needs in public K-12, private, charter and specialty schools (i.e. schools for students with autism).
Dozens of employers come to campus for the annual UTeach Job Fair.
Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor's Degree Plan of Study
Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Family and Professional Partnerships
- Career and Vocational Skills for Students with Disabilities
- Intervention for Early Childhood Special Education
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Internship Opportunities for Special Education Intervention Specialist Bachelor's Degree
The Judith Herb College of Education has partnered with more than 40 pre-K-12 school districts within a 30-mile radius of The University of Toledo's Main Campus. A full-time coordinator helps place students in schools for their field experiences. Students are often asked to apply for permanent positions after they’ve completed their tenures as student teachers.
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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