Special Education – Mild/Moderate Intervention

Special Education

Special Education – Mild/Moderate Intervention

Graduate License Addition

Exceptional children need exceptional teachers to help them grow. The Special Education Mild/Moderate Intervention license can be added to a Secondary License and provides the preparation necessary to teach students with exceptional needs. This program is based on special education professional standards and addresses the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for special education teachers working in today's classrooms. This program is offered primarily online and prepares teachers to work in inclusive school and community settings.

  • Application Deadline
    FallMar 1Mar 1
    SpringNov 1Nov 1
    SummerMar 1Mar 1
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 (some exceptions may apply)
    • Completed online application that includes:
      1. Transcripts
      2. Personal statement
      3. 2 letters of recommendation
      4. Photocopy or Scan of Teaching License
  • Financial Aid
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Support Services to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Coursework

    Year One

    Prerequisite Course

    • K505     Introduction to Exceptional Children 3 credits 

    First Semester: 5 credits

    • K565    Collaboration and Service Delivery 3 credits
    • S500    SPEDFIST Orientation Seminar 2 credits 

    Second Semester: 7 credits 

    • K535    Assessment and Remediation of the Mildly Handicapped 3 credits 
    • K553    Classroom Management 3 credits
    • K590    Portfolio Seminar 1 credit  

    Summer Semester: 3 credits + Language Education

    • K548    Family, School and Society 3 credits
    • L504    Identifying and Working with Learner Literacy Difficulties 3 credits (Elementary and Secondary teachers)
    • L517    Advanced Study of the Teaching of Secondary School Reading 3 credits (Secondary teachers only)
    • L545    Advanced Study of the Teaching of Reading in Elementary Schools 3 credits (Elementary teachers only)

    Year Two 

    Third Semester: 7 credits

    • K510    Assistive Technology in Special Education 3 credits 
    • K536    Assessment and Remediation of the Mildly Handicapped II (Instructional Strategies) 3 credits 
    • K590    Portfolio Seminar 1 credit 

    Fourth Semester: 1 credit (if needed)

    • K590   Portfolio Seminar 1 credit (The seminar is taken until all portfolio requirements are met.) 

The mild/moderate intervention certification is limited to a K-6 or 7-12 license. You must focus your coursework on a particular level of education. Student teaching is required for those seeking an initial license in special education. This program incorporates an ongoing practicum with a mentor teacher. Courses are designed to be completed in a practicum setting with the support of an experienced teacher. During the first semester, you will focus attention on identifying a mentor teacher and practicum site. If you wish to complete an initial license, you should make arrangements to teach at the completion of the program in your mentor's classroom.