Department of Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science in Education and Licensure: Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate

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Why Choose the Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate Program?

  • Earn a Bachelors degree and a teaching license
  • Intervention Specialists have extensive job opportunities locally, statewide, and nationally
  • Personally rewarding career field
  • Hybrid program - both online and face-to-face courses
  • Two-year (junior and senior years) cohort program - guaranteed education course offerings
  • Multiple field experiences

The Intervention Specialist program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a multiage-licensure in the area of Mild to Moderate disabilities. Teacher candidates also choose two content concentration areas from language arts, mathematics, social studies, and/or science. The degree program is designed so that candidates complete general education and content courses as freshmen and sophomores and begin the Intervention Specialist cohort program as juniors.

The cohort portion of the program consists of three semesters of integrated coursework and field experiences and one semester of student teaching. Courses include multi-cultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements. Additionally, specific courses ensure that candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and biological and physical sciences. Furthermore, candidates take courses that prepare them to work with individuals who are diagnosed with high-incidence disabilities (such as specific learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, mild intellectual and physical disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders).

Once candidates complete the program and pass Ohio-required licensure exams, candidates are eligible for an Ohio Resident Educator Intervention Specialist license in Mild/Moderate Needs (K-12). 

Contact Information

Dr. James Dunne
327 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-3913

Academics, Curriculum, and Advising Information

For general questions, admission information, licensure information, and transcript evaluation, contact an academic advisor in the CEHS Academic Advising Office.


Admissions Requirements

  • 30 semester credit hours of college coursework (C or better)
  • ED 2100, ED 2800, ED 2600, ED 2650, ED 2700, ED 2750, EDS 2900 (C or Better)
  • 2.8 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • Passing scores in each of the following areas:

    • One of the following Reading scores:

      • ACT Reading score of 22 or better
      • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 543 or better
      • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading score of 168 or better

    • One of the following Math scores:

      • ACT Math score of 22 or better
      • SAT Math score of 533 or better
      • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Math score of 162 or better

    • One of the following Writing scores:

      • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
      • SAT Essay-Writing Dimension score of 5 or better
      • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing score of 165 or better

  • Dispositional Assessment: Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI) from ED 2750

Admission Process

New Students


Apply to the University. You will be admitted as a pre-major until you meet the criteria for acceptance into the major.

Current Wright State Students


Complete the program application.

New cohorts begin in fall only. Applications are due January 15th in order to begin the following fall semester. 


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.

Applicants have until June 1st to submit final test scores to meet admission criteria.


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