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Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Educational Needs
The Intervention Specialist Program in Mild to Moderate Educational Needs is available for the currently practicing teacher as well as those persons who are not currently holding a teaching license but have a bachelor's degree. Because of the high demand for intervention specialists, it is not uncommon for persons to be employed by a school district on a special, temporary license pending completion of an Intervention Specialist licensure program. This program is designed to serve both of those populations. Candidates who are not currently licensed will be required to complete prerequisite coursework prior to entering the professional course sequence. Please contact a Program Officer in Teacher Education to learn about the licensure requirements for this program.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of this program and passing any one of the Praxis II exams in the Principles of Learning and Teaching and passing the Praxis II Specialty (Content) exams in special education, the student may apply for a provisional Intervention Specialists license valid for teaching students in the program area the student completed (Mild to Moderate, Moderate to Intensive, Gifted). A Master of Education degree in classroom teaching may be earned with the successful completion of the balance of the programs.

Master's Degree Programs for Initial Teacher Licensure and for Current Teachers Seeking Advanced Study and/or Additional Teaching Credentials Classroom Teacher: Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Educational Needs
ED 704 Inquiry into Foundations of Education *
EDT 786 Applications of Computers in Education *
EDS 700 Special Education Entrance Seminar
EDS 655 Nature and Needs of Students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs
EDS 654 Assessment: The Intervention Specialist Role
EDS 642 Curricula, Methods and Materials to Teach Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
EDS 644 Instructional and Behavioral Management Skills for Intervention Specialists
EDS 645 Transitions of Students with Special Needs
EDS 659 Communication and Consultation Skills for Educators
EDS 661 Internship: Special Education Mild/Moderate OR ED 658 Practicum in Education
EDS 799 Special Education Exit Seminar
ED 716 Foundations of Reading Instruction **
ED 717 Instruction in Word Study: Phonics **
ED 709 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading Performance **
EDS 656 Clinical Practice in Remediation **
ED 769 Content Reading Instruction Grades 4-12 **

*Indicates a requirement for the Master's degree. Remaining classes are licensure requirements.
**Reading requirements.

Classroom Teacher: Reading
The Reading Endorsement can be added to any existing standard teaching certificate/license. Candidates completing this program may be employed in K-12 settings as a reading intervention specialist, Title I reading teacher, or other role working with students who have been identified as being in need of reading intervention.

Prospective candidates will engage in specific coursework that will provide a theoretical background in reading development as well as direct application of specific skills and strategies in helping students improve their literacy skills. Candidates may complete their coursework as a separate offering or as part of a master's degree. In addition to the required coursework, candidates must pass the PRAXIS II specialty area exam prior to receiving the endorsement. The Reading Endorsement is a pre-requisite to pursuing licensure as a literacy specialist/coach at the Ed.S. level.

This major could also lead to supervisory positions for the coordination and improvement of school or district-wide reading programs.

For more information, please contact a Program Officer in Teacher Education to learn about the licensure requirements for this program.

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