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Education: Intervention Specialist - Mild to Moderate Needs| Major

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Students who wish to teach in special education will pursue a bachelor of arts degree with a major in Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate. Those students successfully completing the program will receive a license to teach children in grades K-12. Intervention Specialist teacher candidates must have completed 12 semester hours in the area of teaching of reading/language arts.

General Requirements for Admission into Education

Teacher candidates entering all education programs must have a 2.7 GPA in CORE courses. Students are expected to earn a C or better in the following courses: College Algebra or Theory of Mathematics for Education I and II, General Psychology, Public Speaking and English.

Complete details about the educational programs can be found in the Teacher Education Handbook which is given to new students in EDC 201 Foundations of Education. Admission to and retention in the education programs are selective and subject to criteria spelled out in the handbook. Transfer students must meet with the Dean or an advisor to plan for admission to the program during their first semester on campus. All Education majors are required to maintain a 2.7 cumulative grade point average to graduate.

NOTE: Although student teaching is not a requirement for graduation, it is mandated for licensure in all areas. Because of the state requirements for licensure, Lake Erie College education students may sometimes complete more than the 120 minimum required credit hours.

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to take 69 semester credits including:

Education Core (18 SH)

  • EDC 201 Foundations of Education (3 SH)

  • EDC 230 Educational Psychology (3 SH)

  • EDC 330 Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (3 SH)

  • EDC 340 Educational Media and Technology (3 SH)

  • MT 105 Theory of Mathematics for Education (3 SH)

  • MT 106 Geometry and Statistics for Education (3 SH)

Teaching of Reading Core (12 SH)

  • EDC 331 Foundations of Literacy (3 SH)

  • EDC 332 Phonological Awareness and Phonics (3SH)

  • EDC 333 Vocabulary, Comprehension and Writing (3SH)

  • EDC 334 Assessment, Instruction & Intervention in Reading (3SH)

Intervention Specialist Core (18 SH)

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

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

  • EDS 303 Inclusive Strategies (3 SH)

  • EDS 310 Behavior Supports and Intervention (3 SH)

  • EDS 320 Collaboration and Professional Partnerships (3 SH)

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

In addition to Three Semester Credits from Intervention Specialist Group 1:

  • EDE 304 Child Development and Learning (3 SH)

  • EDA 310 The Pre-Adolescent / Adolescent Learner (3 SH)

Field Experience (2 SH)

  • EDC 312 Field Experience I (1 SH)

  • EDC 412 Field Experience II (1 SH)

  • EDC 440 (Only required for dual majors) Field Experience III (1 SH)

For Teaching Licensure Option (12 SH)

  • EDS 444 Student Teaching: Mild Moderate Intervention Specialist (12 SH)

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