Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist, BS

Bachelor of Science in Education, Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist Licensure (Grades K thru 12) (561205BS)

More on the Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist Licensure major

This program is designed to meet the standards for the State of Ohio teaching license for Intervention Specialist for Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs. Teacher candidates completing this program will be prepared to work as an Intervention Specialist with students who have moderate/intensive educational needs. 

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 3.0 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 Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist Students54
Content Requirements for Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist Students24
Additional Credits for Graduation *8
Total Hours120

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
Algebra for Calculus
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Introduction to Public Speaking
Effective Oral Communication
Writing: 6 credit hours
English Composition I
English Composition II
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
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 Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist Students 1

Phase One: Learning about Learners
5100:200Introduction to Education3
5100:220Educational Psychology3
5500:240Foundations of Literacy3
5500:241Word Study, Phonics & Spelling3
5610:100Orientation to Intervention Specialist0
5610:225Introduction to Exceptionalities3
Phase Two: Learning about Teaching
5500:286Teaching Multiple Texts3
or 5500:440 Literacy in the Content Areas
Phase Three: Learning to Apply the Principles of Teaching
5500:308Instructional Design and Assessment6
5500:445Assessment and Instruction in Literacy3
5610:440Developmental Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals3
5610:452Special Education Programming: Secondary/Transition3
5610:453Special Education Programming: Moderate/Intensive I3
5610:454Special Education Programming: Moderate/Intensive II3
Phase Four: Learning to Teach
5610:403Student Teaching Colloquium: Special Education1
5610:470Clinical Practicum in Special Education3
5610:487Student Teaching: Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs 311
Total Hours54

Content Requirements for Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist Students

3760:265Child Development3
3760:270Theory & Guidance of Play3
5610:380Math Methods: Special Education3
5610:448Individuals with Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs: Characteristics and Implications3
5610:459Collaboration & Consultation in Schools & Community3
5610:460Family Dynamics & Communication in the Educational Process3
5610:463Assessment in Special Education3
5610:467Management Strategies in Special Education3
Total Hours24