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Intervention specialists adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects to students who require mild to moderate intervention. These caring educators work with their students in a classroom, and in group and one-on-one situations. Duties of Intervention Specialists can include assessing students’ skills, determining educational needs, developing individualized education programs, planning activities specific to each student’s abilities, assessing students’ performance and tracking their progress.

The Lourdes University Education Intervention Specialist program prepares teachers to work with young children from ages three through eighteen, grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelve with a focus on mild to moderate interventions. The program is a holistic collaboration between the education and behavioral sciences divisions and was developed to address the growing demand for special education teachers in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan regions.

Intervention specialists can teach in public or private kindergarten, elementary, secondary and middle schools. Teachers in public schools are required to have a bachelor’s degree and a state-issued certification or license. Those in private schools generally are required to have a bachelor’s degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for intervention specialists is projected to increase three percent from 2019 to 2029.

Learn more about the adolescence to young adult education major and the College of Social Sciences.


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