Department of Teacher Education

Master of Education and Licensure in Intervention Specialist, Mild to Moderate

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The Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate is a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) with licensure program that is offered at the graduate level. The program can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis. 

If you have an undergraduate degree in education, you may have already met some of the program requirements. Please contact the intervention specialist program director for details.

When you have completed 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.

Why Choose the Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate Program?

  • Earn a master's degree and an Intervention Specialist Mild Moderate teaching license
  • Intervention specialists have extensive job opportunities locally, statewide, and nationally
  • Personally rewarding career field
  • Hybrid program—online and face-to-face courses
  • Flexible courses offerings (summer, evening)

Contact Information

Dr. Nimisha Patel
315 Allyn Hall

Academics and Curriculum

M.Ed. degree and Licensure Requirements


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA OR 2.7 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA and GRE or MAT score in the 50th percentile or better
    • (Until further notice, GRE and MAT scores will not be required for those who have a cumulative GPA between 2.7 and 2.9)
  • Demonstration of reading, math, and writing competency on a nationally normed test

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
    • GRE Verbal Reasoning (Reading) score of 151 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
    • GRE Quantitative Reasoning (Math) score of 153 or better
  • One of the following writing scores (beginning in 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
    • GRE Analytical Writing score of 4 or better
  • Dispositional Assessment: Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI)
  • Submit a clear FBI and BCI criminal background check.

Admission Process


Submit a clear FBI and BCI criminal background check. You can make appointments for FBI and BCI background checks by calling the Educational Resource Center at 937-775-2878.


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.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 937-775-2976
Fax: 937-775-2453

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