Master of Arts in Education -
Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate
(Initial License)

MVNU now offers a master's degree program leading to initial Ohio licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Mild/Moderate Disabilities. The Intervention Specialist Initial License (ISM) program is specifically designed for persons with a bachelorís degree who do not have a teaching license. The program leads to a first teaching license in the area of special education and is for individuals with an interest in and commitment to serving pupils with disabilities.

The ISM program course work includes:
  • Classroom instruction with 44 credit hours taught once a week (4-hour class).
  • 15 credit hours of field and clinical experience providing students with confidence to serve this special population of students.
  • Completion of licensure requirements and degree requirements in 34 months.
  • 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 ISM 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:
  • PELC6002 Field Experience I
  • ISPC6062 Individualized Instructional Strategies Field Experience
  • ISPC6032 Extended Field Experience for Exceptional Learners
  • PELC6099 Student Teaching (12 weeks, full-time)

See the course list for descriptions of each class.

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