Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist, BS

Bachelor of Science in Education, Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist Licensure (Grades K thru 12) (561204BS)

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School of Education Admission Requirements For Those Persons Seeking State of Ohio Licensure

All students must complete the following requirements for admission:

  1. School  of Education Application for Admission. Responses to the questions on the application will help School of Education advisors offer the most effective and efficient advisement. It will also help advisors know students as individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences. Applications are available online at:
  2. Intercollege Transfer (Undergraduate students only). Those students enrolled in another college wishing to complete degree requirements in the School of Education should see their advisor to initiate an intercollege transfer to the School of Education. Those students may not access School of Education core courses prior to admission. Students planning to complete teacher education as part of their degree requirements in another college need not complete an ICT.
  3. Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better overall and 2.5 or better overall in prerequisite credit hours from specific courses identified by the School.
  4. Evidence of competency in reading comprehension and writing as demonstrated by one of the following:
    1. A composite ACT score of 21 or higher, or
    2. A composite SAT-R score of 1060 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
    3. A grade of "B" or higher in a course that meets the University's General Education English Composition I requirement.
  5. Evidence of competency in mathematics as shown by one of the following:
    1. A composite ACT score of 21 or higher, or
    2. A composite SAT-R score of 1060 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
    3. A grade of "B" or better in a minimum of 3 credits of mathematics that meets the University's General Education mathematics requirement.
  6. Signed Criminal Background Check Acknowledgment Form

The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
Zook Hall, Room 002
Akron, Ohio 44325-4201

The following information has official approval of The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. 



General Education Requirements34
Professional Education Requirements for Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist Students78
Additional Major Electives *9
Total Hours121

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Basic Statistics
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Introduction to Public Speaking
Effective Oral Communication
Professional Communications and Presentations
Writing: 6 credit hours
English Composition I
English Composition II
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Humanities in the Western Tradition from Ancient Times to 1500
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Natural Science: Biology
Chemistry for Everyone
Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry I (Lecture)
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Domestic Diversity
Introduction to Sociology
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

Professional Education Requirements for Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist Students 1

Professional Education Core
5100:200Introduction to Education 23
5100:220Educational Psychology3
5610:100Orientation to Intervention Specialist0
5610:225Introduction to Exceptionalities3
5500:308Instructional Design and Assessment 26
Professional Education Literacy
5500:240Foundations of Literacy3
5500:241Word Study, Phonics & Spelling3
5500:286Teaching Multiple Texts3
5500:440Literacy in the Content Areas3
5500:445Assessment and Instruction in Literacy3
Special Education Courses
3760:265Child Development3
5610:448Individuals with Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs: Characteristics and Implications3
5610:451Special Education Programming: Mild/Moderate I3
5610:453Special Education Programming: Moderate/Intensive I3
5610:380Math Methods: Special Education3
5610:452Special Education Programming: Secondary/Transition3
5610:462Collaboration with Families and Professionals3
5610:463Assessment in Special Education3
5610:467Management Strategies in Special Education3
5610:457Special Education Programming: Mild/Moderate II 24
5500:458Inclusive Field Experience1
5610:454Special Education Programming: Moderate/Intensive II3
5610:456Inclusive Field Experience: Moderate/Intensive1
Student Teaching
5610:470Clinical Practicum in Special Education3
5610:486Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate Educational Needs 39
Total Hours78

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
3300:111 English Composition I 3
7600:105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition from Ancient Times to 1500 3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic Requirement 3
Spring Semester
3300:112 English Composition II 3
3850:100 Introduction to Sociology 3
Integrated and Applied Learning Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
Domestic Diversity Requirement 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
5100:200 Introduction to Education 3
5300:100 Orientation to the AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Programs 0
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Global Diversity Requirement 3
Natural Science with Lab Requirement 4
Spring Semester
5500:240 Foundations of Literacy 3
5500:223 Urban Youth Mentoring 3
5100:220 Educational Psychology 3
5610:225 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
5610:448 Individuals with Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs: Characteristics and Implications 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
5500:308 Instructional Design and Assessment 6
5500:241 Word Study, Phonics & Spelling 3
5610:451 Special Education Programming: Mild/Moderate I 3
5610:462 Collaboration with Families and Professionals 3
Spring Semester
5610:463 Assessment in Special Education 3
5610:467 Management Strategies in Special Education 3
5610:452 Special Education Programming: Secondary/Transition 3
5610:453 Special Education Programming: Moderate/Intensive I 3
5500:286 Teaching Multiple Texts 3
5500:440 Literacy in the Content Areas 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
5610:380 Math Methods: Special Education 3
5610:457 Special Education Programming: Mild/Moderate II 4
5610:456 Inclusive Field Experience: Moderate/Intensive 1
5610:454 Special Education Programming: Moderate/Intensive II 3
5500:458 Inclusive Field Experience 1
5500:445 Assessment and Instruction in Literacy 3
Spring Semester
5610:486 Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate Educational Needs 9
5610:470 Clinical Practicum in Special Education 3
 Total Hours121