Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Candidates for the Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate Licensure option must meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate College as outlined in the YSU Graduate Catalog. 

Candidates with bachelor degrees outside the college of education will be required to complete additional coursework for licensure. Candidates seeking initial licensure are required to successfully complete the Ohio Reading Requirement, PSYC 3709 or PSYC 6903 and student teaching with edTPA for licensure.

For all candidates seeking a new area of licensure, 12 S.H. in reading, which includes a course in phonics, and passage of the appropriate licensure examination, are required by the Ohio Department of Education. Individuals holding teacher certification must fulfill the Ohio Reading requirement (12 S.H.). Completion of the OAE APK exam, Special Education content and the Foundations of Reading test are required by the Ohio Department of Education.

Candidates are given six (6) years in which to complete a master’s degree from the day of acceptance into the Graduate Program. All candidates are required to purchase a Taskstream account to complete the critical tasks for each course, which is essential for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Successful completion of the comprehensive examination is required. Candidates will be required to pass the appropriate licensure exam before completion of the culminating clinical experience (SPED 6932).

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Common Core
FOUN 6904Introduction to Educational Research3
SPED 6900Issues, Trends & Foundations in Special Education3
SPED 6906Characteristics and Behaviors of Learners with Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Intensive Exceptional Le3
SPED 6914Behavior Management for Educators3
SPED 6929Assessment of Gifted and Exceptional Learners3
Intervention Specialist Option
SPED 6915Classroom Management and Crisis Intervention for Learners with Severe Emotional and Behavior Disor3
SPED 6927Curriculum Design, Adaptations and Resources for Learners with Mild/Moderate Exceptional Learning3
SPED 6928Transition and Life Skill Supports for Learners with Moderate/Intensive Exceptional Learning Needs3
SPED 6930Instructional Methodologies for Learners with Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Intensive Exceptional Lea4
SPED 6931Clinical Experience-Learners with Exceptional Learning Needs 13
SPED 6932Clinical Experience-Learners with Exceptional Learning Needs 23
SPED 6998AAC Strategies3
Total Semester Hours37

Learning Outcomes

  1. Candidates will analyze learners to determine unique needs using the principles and theories of human development.
  2. Candidates will prioritize areas of the general curriculum and accommodations for individuals with exceptional learning needs.
  3. Candidates will individualize instruction to meet the unique learning, communication, social and behavior needs of students with exceptional learning needs.
  4. Candidates will develop and use appropriate technology adaptations for all individuals with exceptional learning needs.
  5. Candidates will demonstrate reinforcement-based classroom management interventions with students with exceptional learning needs.
  6. Candidates will evaluate the progress of students with exceptional learning needs on their IEP goals to inform the adjustment of learning and behavior plans