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Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist License| Program

Lake Erie College Offers Fully Online Post-Baccalaureate Courses That Lead to a Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist License

Lake Erie College offers fully online post-baccalaureate courses that lead to a Mild-Moderate K-12 Intervention Specialist License. These courses are designed for already licensed teachers, or those eligible for licensure, who are seeking to teach children in grades K-12 with mild-moderate disabilities and educational needs in a variety of inclusive settings. Coursework can be completed in one year (three semesters). This includes two six-week courses in the summer, two seven-week courses in the fall and two seven-week courses in the spring. Students can enter, stop and start at any point. Special Education Online License courses are $600 per SH ($1,800 per course).

Prior to the program, candidates must have passed a pedagogy exam (Praxis or OAE). Prior to, or concurrently, candidates must have 12 semester hours of reading (including a course in Phonics). The reading courses are also offered online at LEC (EMR 501-505). Lastly, before Lake Erie College can sign off on a new license, candidates must pass the OAE Foundations of Reading #090 AND the OAE Special Education Content #043 exams.


  • Coursework

    Coursework can be completed in three semesters over a one-year period. This includes two six-week courses in the summer, two seven-week courses in the fall, and two seven-week courses in the spring.

  • Convenience

    The convenience of 24/7 access to coursework anywhere there is Internet connectivity.

  • Maintain Income

    Ability to maintain your current position and income while you earn an additional teaching license.

  • Begin At Any Point

    Students can begin the program at any point in the academic year (summer, spring, or fall).

  • Fieldwork

    50 hours of fieldwork embedded in the course work that can be completed in your school, during subbing, or in a placement you arrange. 


  • A completed application

  • An undergraduate degree in education from an accredited institution

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

18 Semester Credits Required Including:

  • EDS 300 PB Introduction to Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3 SH)

  • EDS 302 PB Assessment for Students with Mild to Moderate Needs (3 SH)

  • EDS 303 PB Inclusive Strategies (3 SH)

  • EDS 310 PB Behavior Supports and Intervention (3 SH)

  • EDS 320 PB Collaboration and Professional Partnerships (3 SH)

  • EDS 330 PB Curriculum and Instruction for Mild to Moderate Educational Needs (3 SH)

In addition to the online coursework provided by LEC Candidates seeking to add the Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist License are to:

Have completed, or be concurrently taking, 12 hours of reading as required by the State of Ohio including a course in phonics. (Please note, we do offer the reading courses online).

Provide evidence of passing the following Ohio Assessment for Educators Exams:

  1. Special Education Content Assessment (Test #043) 

  2. Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK–12) (Test #004) or provide evidence of having passed another OAE or Praxis II pedagogy assessment.

  3. Foundations of Reading (Test # 090)

* The reading courses and the OAE tests must be completed before LEC will sign off on this additional license after completing the coursework. 


*$600/SH rate applies to EDS 300 PB, EDS 303 PB, EDS 302 PB, EDS 330 PB, EDS 310 PB, EDS 320 PB only.  Additional coursework is billed at the current published rates listed here.

10% discount for Lake Erie College alumni.

20% Discount for the Following

  • Lake County Schools

  • Ashtabula County Schools

  • Geauga County Schools

* Discounts are not stackable.

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Professional Disclosure Information

The Lake Erie College Post-Baccalaureate Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12) is a fully online, licensure only program that meets Ohio licensure requirements. Lake Erie College is accredited and approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as well as the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Students who successfully complete the program and pass all associated state licensure exams are eligible to apply, and be recommended for the MMIS K-12 licensure in the state of Ohio.

Completion of this program may not meet education requirements for a license in another state. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure in a state other than Ohio, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure requirements before beginning this academic program.

For more information about Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist License…

Katie Davis, Ph.D.

Professor of Special Education

1 (440) 375-7381


School of Education

Garfield Center

Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist License Faculty