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

You can earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a multiage-licensure in the area of mild to moderate disabilities in Wright State's intervention apecialist program. You can also choose two content concentration areas from language arts, mathematics, social studies, and/or science. The degree program is designed for you to complete general education and content courses as a freshman and sophomore and begin the intervention specialist cohort program as a junior.

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 you develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and biological and physical sciences. You will take courses that prepare you 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).

After you complete the program and pass Ohio-required licensure exams, you are eligible for an Ohio Resident Educator Intervention Specialist license in Mild/Moderate Needs (K-12) as regulated by the Ohio Department of Education. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

Contact Information

Dr. Nimisha Patel
315 Allyn Hall

Academics, Curriculum, and Advising Information

Intervention Specialist Program of Study

Intervention Specialist GPS

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


Admissions Requirements

  • 60 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:

Be aware that WHEN you took the test is an important factor in determining whether your score meets the minimum criteria for admission, due to revisions that have occurred over time in the ACT, SAT, and Praxis tests. Acceptable Test Scores for Admission to Teacher Education Programs

  • 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: (beginning 2021)
    • 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

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 the Fall Semester only. Applications are due January 15 to begin in the 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.

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

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