Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education
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Online Intervention Specialist License

Earn your Intervention Specialist license online in as little as 14 months!

The Intervention Specialist licensure program is 25 credits (seven courses and a practicum). This a highly interactive program requiring extensive communication and sharing of ideas with faculty and fellow students. These online graduate courses are asynchronous, with no required days/times when classes meet. Much of your work will be done independently, when and where it fits your schedule. 

This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add the Intervention Specialist license to their teaching credentials. Students enrolled in the License+Master's Program who are seeking their initial teaching license are not eligible to enroll in an online cohort.

Flexible Program Start - EDU 573

The Online Intervention Specialist licensure program features a â€˜flexible start’ option throughout the year.  Don't wait 3, 4, or 5 months until a new semester starts to begin your licensure program. Enroll in the introductory course, EDU 573 Education of Students with Special Needs, at any time during the Fall and Spring semesters, up until the 9th week.  You may take the entire 15 weeks to finish the course (if you enroll early in the semester), or finish it in as few as 5 weeks.  In the summer, you can also enroll in EDU 573 as a 5-week course. 

Once you have completed EDU 573, you will join a cohort of students to complete the rest of the program together - six courses and the practicum.  Cohorts begin in Summer Session I (mid-May) and Fall Semester (late August). 

Qualifications for the Intervention Specialist License in Ohio

  • Successful completion of an Intervention Specialist Licensure program
  • Passage of Praxis II for Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
  • Ohio 12 hour reading core -- teachers must have completed the Ohio 12 hour reading core including a course in phonics, as mandated by Ohio licensure prior to applying for the intervention specialist license. Many teachers enrolling in BW's program have not completed the Ohio 12 hour reading core at the time they first enroll at BW.  Baldwin Wallace will help teachers determine which courses are needed if they do not currently have 12 hours of reading. 

Intervention Specialist License

EDU 573    Education of Children with Special Needs
EDU 574    Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate
                     Educational Needs
EDU 575    Professional Collaboration and Transition 
EDU 576    Classroom Management for Students with 
                     Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
EDU 577    Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate
                     Educational Needs
EDU 594    Remediation Across the Curriculum
EDU 563    Advanced Topics in Special Education 
EDU 579    Practicum in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

Course Descriptions 

Additional Courses Leading to the Master of Arts in Education

By adding an Advanced Practice Minor and the educational research class (EDU-511), candidates can complete a Master of Arts in Education degree online.

Ohio Residents

Baldwin Wallace University offers distance learning classes (online and hybrid) to Ohio residents.  Teachers living outside Ohio are not eligible for enrollment in online education classes through Baldwin Wallace University at this time.

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