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MaED Intervention Specialist (Advanced License)

If you already have your teaching license, but want an Intervention Specialist license, this is the degree for you.

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Online MaED Intervention Specialist (Advanced License)

Elevate your career in education by earning both a Master of Arts in Education and Ohio licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Mild/Moderate Disabilities. If you are sensitive and responsive to the needs of disabled children, Mount Vernon Nazarene University can cultivate the necessary knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on this unique population. If you already have your teaching license, but want to expand your skills and knowledge, this is the degree for you.

The online Intervention Specialist program (Advanced License) is specifically designed to meet the needs of teachers who have an interest in and commitment to serving students in grades K–12 with disabilities. This includes licensed Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Adolescent Young Adult, or Multi-Age teachers who wish to enhance their credentials and educators serving students with disabilities on a temporary or alternative special education license who wish to gain credentials needed to improve their employment options.

The program results in a Master of Arts in Education degree and Ohio licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Mild/Moderate Disabilities. The program is offered entirely online, allowing working educators to complete their coursework in the comfort of their home. What’s more, the degree program can be completed in as little as 18 months.

While Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Education Program is aligned to the licensure requirements in the state of Ohio, this license may not reciprocate in other states. To find out if the licensure earned at MVNU works in your state, click here!

MaED ISP Degree Highlights

In preparing students to work as intervention specialists, the ISP program is based on MVNU’s cohort model. Students learn in a Christ-centered environment that prioritizes relationship building, and courses are taught by seasoned professional faculty members with years of experience not only as educators or administrators but also working with this unique student population.

By the program’s completion, ISP students are eligible for Ohio licensure and should have gained the pedagogical skills and methods to develop course content, curriculum, and teaching strategies and to implement and evaluate Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students grads K-12.

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Tuition & Cost

$498 per credit hour

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Program Length

18 months

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Total Core Hours



Educator as Researcher

An introduction to basic qualitative and quantitative research methods, designs, and reporting strategies. Special emphasis is given to reading and understanding educational research studies and reports.

Multiculturalism in Education

Gain context for exploring variables of culture such as race, socio-economic status, gender, and their effects on teaching and learning. Multiculturalism and issues of equity, social justice, and diversity are explored in the context of the 21st century classroom through a Christian worldview.

Consultation, Collaboration, and Cooperative Practice

Learn your role as consultant, collaborator, and cooperative partner with various stakeholders. Consultation services and collaborative and cooperative practices related to special education, literacy services, and other educational support areas will be examined.

Curriculum stats/highlights

All courses are 100% online. The curriculum also includes 30 clock hours of clinical practice embedded in course work and a 75 clock-hour advanced practicum experience that equips candidates to effectively serve the unique population of students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Our online master’s degree courses are facilitated by qualified faculty with personal experience in assisting students with disabilities. They use a cohort-based model that supports and maximizes student learning while allowing you to create meaningful relationships in an intentionally Christian learning environment.

If you already hold a master’s degree, you can transfer up to six (6) credit hours to the M.A.Ed. program.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Introduction to Graduate Studies 1
School Leadership & Ethical Practice 2
Consultation, Collaboration, and Cooperative Practice 2
Multiculturalism in Education 2
Application of Student Outcome Data on Instructional Practice 2
Educator as Researcher 3
Foundations of Special Education 3
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment for Exceptional Learners 4
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment for Learners with Lower-Incidence Exceptionalities 2
Behavior Analysis & Learning Environments 3
Individualized Educational Planning for Exceptional Learners 2
Special Education Research & Writing 2
Advanced Practicum 2
Total Program Hours 30

How much will it all cost?

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Cost per credit hour: $498

Total credit hours: 30

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MVNU has a strong reputation for producing compassionate, competent, and committed educators who are also real-world ready. Master of Arts in Education degree holders have a myriad of career opportunities available to them in the K–12 school system; the addition of the Ohio licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Mild/Moderate Disabilities expands these options considerably.

  • Intervention Specialist
  • Early Intervention Specialist/Early Childhood Teacher or Special Educator
  • Middle Childhood Teacher or Special Educator
  • Adolescent Young Adult Teacher or Special Educator
  • Multi-Age Teacher or Special Educator
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