Undergraduate Programs

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.

UToledo's accredited Intervention Specialist program combines in-depth training in research-based, special education practices with in-classroom teaching experiences. UToledo’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 — cognitive impairments, specific learning disabilities, challenging behaviors and more
  • Moderate to intensive disabilities  — physical disabilities, cognitive impairments, autism, significant emotional/behavioral issues and more

Top Reasons to Study special education intervention specialist at UToledo

  1. 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.
  2. Outstanding pass rate for licensure exam.
    More than 95% of UToledo Special Education majors earn licenses as Intervention Specialists.
  3. 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.
  4. Accreditation.
    UToledo’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.

Meet Alec Finch

'23, Bachelor of Education in Special Education Intervention Specialist

“I have obviously become much more knowledgeable on special education and everything that is involved in the field. Most importantly, I feel that I could teach an English class if it was required of me, which I would never have thought possible.”

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What jobs can I get with a special education intervention specialist degree?

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.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


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.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 11/16/23