Department of Teacher Education

Master of Education and Licensure in Intervention Specialist Programs, Early Childhood

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Why Choose the Intervention Specialist: Early Childhood Program?

The Intervention Specialist: Early Childhood licensure and degree program is offered at the graduate level.  Individual programs of study can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis. 

The Intervention Specialist - Early Childhood program of study provides a license and an option of completing a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree.

Candidates not having an undergraduate degree in education may have to take a prerequisite sequence of classes in order to be eligible for a license. Please see an advisor for details.

After successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the appropriate state mandated exams (see an advisor for current information), students will be eligible to request an Ohio provisional Intervention Specialist license in Early Childhood Intervention Specialist.

The course listings on the links below are not official programs of study. Requirements may vary based on quarter/year of entry into the major. Consult with an advisor for further information. Admitted students have an official official program of study that they should follow.

Contact Information

Dr. Jeremy Mills
345 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-4966

Academics and Curriculum

M.Ed. degree and Licensure Requirements (PDF)


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2.7 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA and GRE score or MAT  score in the 50th percentile or better
  • 3.0 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA

Licensure Only Candidates – Initial License and Additional License

Currently licensed teachers who wish to complete licensure or endorsement requirements at the graduate level but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted as licensure candidates with the permission of the department in which the programs are housed. Persons pursuing a teacher licensure program are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure.

Licensure-only candidates are typically currently licensed teachers who already hold a Master’s degree and seek an additional license without a degree.

Candidates who are not currently licensed, and wish to be a licensure-only candidate are required to complete the same admission process stated below. Licensure/Endorsement-only candidates are required to have a 2.5 GPA on the undergraduate level, degree candidates require a 2.7 minimum GPA.

Note - Licensure/Endorsement candidates who later wish to apply hours towards a master's degree are limited in the number of hours that can be applied to the degree program. 

Admission Process


Apply to Graduate School.


Submit clear criminal background check. Please consult with the college's Office of Student Services for Background Check information - (937) 775-3088 or 3086.

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
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723