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MAEd in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
37 semester hours leads to the MAEd degree and the Intervention Specialist license (K-12). Teachers may also add the Intervention Specialist license (25 semester hours) without completing the entire master's degree. Enroll on campus or online.
Licensed teachers may enroll part-time and complete the MAEd in as little as two years, attending early evenings during the school year and mornings or afternoons in the summer. The Intervention Specialist license alone may be completed in 14 months.
Students enrolling in the License+Master's program should plan additional time to complete their program due to undergraduate course and clinical requirements.
The program includes a summer practicum in which students work in a supervised setting with children who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities.
Successful completion of ODE approved exam is required for license eligibility in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs.
Ohio 12 Hour Reading Core
Teachers applying for the Intervention Specialist License must have completed the Ohio 12 hour reading core including a course in phonics. While teachers are not required to have the reading core completed as they begin BW's Mild/Moderate Educational Needs program, they must have the reading core completed prior to applying for the Intervention Specialist License. An advisor in the Education Division will work with enrolled students who have not met the reading core at the time of admission to determine which courses are needed.