Do you have a passion for making sure children are given equal learning opportunities?
MVNU’s Intervention Specialist program prepares graduates to provide educational opportunities to students with mild to moderate disabilities.
We are devoted to helping you develop the compassion, people skills, and experiential knowledge you need to have the greatest possible positive impact on every student you encounter throughout your career.
Plus, our Intervention Specialist program is designed to fit perfectly as a second major for students who are looking for both Early or Middle Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist degrees. This gives our graduates an extra edge in the eyes of employers and expands their future career options.
- Your fit — You may choose to train in early or middle childhood education, reading, language arts, math, science, or social studies as you learn to assist those in need of Special Education. This gives you the unique opportunity to tailor your skills and hands-on experience to your personal area of interest.
- Immediate practical experience — You will start participating in classroom field experiences in your freshman year and will continue fieldwork through graduation. You will graduate with field experience exceeding the number of field hours required for licensure by the State of Ohio. This is the kind of experiential learning that allows you to move into your career with ease and confidence in your abilities.
- NCATE/CAEP accreditation — MVNU holds the highest standard of recognition awarded to education programs across the country. You can be sure you will be learning exactly what you need to move forward.
- Dr. Dean Goon, Associate Professor of Education, Assistant Vice President for Innovative Education
- Professor Jessica Grubaugh, Assistant Professor of Education, GPS Education Program Coordinator
- Professor Jeana Howald, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Women's Softball Coach
- Professor Brian Humphrey, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Athletic Trainer
- Dr. Sharon Metcalfe, Professor of Education, Associate Dean for Education Programs, Director of Teacher Education
- Dr. Stephen Metcalfe, Professor of Education
- Professor Elizabeth Napier, Assistant Professor of Education, NCATE Coordinator
- Dr. Pam Owen, Professor of Education
- Dr. Bevin Shiverdecker, Professor of Education
- Professor Lynn Shoemaker, Assistant Professor of Education
- Dr. Michael Traugh, Professor of Education
- Professor Keith Veale, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Men's Baseball Coach, Athletic Director
- Professor Krishana White, Assistant Professor of Education
There are opportunities to complete part of your student teaching semester internationally in Costa Rica, China, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia as well as New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles. You’ll get an in-depth look at what education looks like globally and be better prepared to be an excellent educator wherever you choose to begin your career.
All MVNU students are also invited to participate in the many service and learning trips we offer.
Due to our extensive fieldwork requirements, our Intervention Specialist program has a reputation for graduating experienced, real-world-ready educators. In fact, our grads are often hired at the schools at which they complete their field placement. School administrators are seeking out our graduates.
An Intervention Specialist license qualifies the candidate to teach special education in K-12 classrooms.
MVNU Intervention Specialist grads have worked at schools all across Ohio and the U.S., including:
- Oakstone Academy
- Fremont Elementary
- Step by Step Academy
- Dan Emmett Elementary
- Buckner Elementary
- Triad Middle School
“I was truly blessed to have called MVNU my home for 4 years and to have sat under the teaching of so many caring professors that are now friends.”Joy (Layton) Heisey, ‘91