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M.Ed. in Special Education
Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist
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Special education affords students with identified disabilities specialized instruction designed to meet their learning needs and allows them to develop to their fullest potential. In the U.S., special education is delivered by the Department of Education under the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services through its Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). OSEP seeks to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families, by ensuring access to fair, equitable and high-quality education and services.
Intervention Specialists / Special Education Teachers
Intervention Specialists also known as Special Education Teachers work with student exceptionalities in all subject matters including learning, mental, emotional and physical. Subject areas can range from basic skills in literacy, communication and decision making, to living skills for students in Preschool through age 22. Special education teachers adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects such as reading, writing and math to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills such as literacy and communication techniques to students with severe disabilities.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026. Overall demand is driven by school enrollment and the need for special education services. Enrollment in special education programs has increased slightly in the past few years. Demand for special education services and teachers is projected to rise as children with disabilities are identified increasingly earlier.
Lourdes M.Ed. in Special Education Program
The Lourdes University College of Social Sciences has designed a M.Ed. in Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist program that prepares teachers in this region to meet the educational needs of their students. The distinctive program is a holistic collaboration between the Education and Behavioral Sciences divisions. The family-centered curriculum promotes shared decision making for students who require special education. More importantly, the program addresses the growing demand for educators who possess the skills necessary to building constructive relationships while supporting students with disabilities and their families.
Choose the M.Ed. in Special Education program that best meets your needs.
Initial Licensure with M.Ed.
The Master of Education in Special Education with Initial Licensure program is designed for individuals who wish to obtain their first teaching license, an Ohio K-12 Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist license and a M.Ed. in Special Education. The program can be completed in two and a half years by a part-time student and ending with a full-time 12-week student teaching experience.
Licensure with M.Ed.
The Master of Education in Special Education with Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist Licensure is designed for individuals who hold a teaching license in Early, Middle, or Adolescence to Young Adult Education who wish to obtain an Ohio K-12 Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist teaching credential and a M.Ed. in Special Education. The program can be completed in two years by a part-time student.
August 1 for Fall semester