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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 (33 SH)

  • EDC 201 Foundations of Education (3 SH)

  • EDC 230 Educational Psychology (3 SH)

  • EDC 327 Writing Methods for the Elementary Classroom (3 SH)

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

  • EDC 401 Integrated Curriculum and Planning (3 SH)

  • EDC 402 Assessment of Student Learning (3 SH)

  • EDC 340 Educational Media and Technology (3 SH)

  • EML 401 Sociocultural Awareness in the classroom (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 322 World Study for Phonics and Spelling Instruction (3 SH)

  • EDC 326 Assessment of Literacy Development (3 SH)

  • EDE 323 Reading and Language Arts in Early Childhood (3 SH)

  • EDA 316 Literacy in the Content Areas (3 SH)

Intervention Specialist Core (15 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)

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 (6 SH)

  • EDC 212 Field Exploration (2 SH)

  • EDC 312 Field Experience I (2 SH)

  • EDC 412 Field Experience II (2 SH)

For Teaching Licensure Option (12 SH)

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