Master of Arts in Education -
Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate
(Licensed Teachers)

MVNU now offers a master's degree program leading to Ohio licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Mild/Moderate Disabilities. The Intervention Specialist (IS) program is specifically designed to meet the needs of:

  • Teachers with an interest in and commitment to serving pupils with disabilities.
  • Licensed Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, or Adolescent Young Adult teachers who wish to enhance their credentials to include Intervention Specialist licensure and a Master's degree.
  • Educators serving pupils with disabilities on a temporary or alternative special education license who wish to gain credentials needed to improve their employment options.

The IS program course work includes:

  • Classroom instruction with 26 credit hours taught once a week (4-hour class).
  • Ten credit hours of field and clinical experience providing students with confidence to serve this special population of students.
  • Completion of licensure requirements in two years or less.
  • Course guides, tablet computer and textbooks are included in program fees and delivered to MVNU sites.
  • Qualified faculty with a depth of experience in serving students with disabilities.
  • A supportive, intentionally Christian learning environment.
  • Being part of a cohort that supports and maximizes learning.
  • Assistance with financial aid to make your degree affordable.

Time Commitment

The ISP program is a blend of classroom and field experience that will provide candidates with the knowledge and confidence to serve the special population of students with mild/moderate disabilities. Classroom instruction is offered one night a week for four hours in a supportive cohort group at MVNU sites.

The field and clinical experiences are scheduled individually during the day and provide the candidate with actual classroom experiences necessary to become a highly qualified intervention specialist teacher. Clinical and field experience courses include the following:

  • ISP6021 Individualized Instructional Strategies Field Experience
  • ISP6032 Extended Field Experience for Exceptional Learners
  • ISP6051 Consultation and Collaboration Field Experience
  • ISP6066 Advanced Practicum - full-time 6 week field experience

See the course list for descriptions of each class.

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