K-12 Intervention Specialist

EDUCATION MAJOR


Wilmington College develops professional educators who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subjects they will teach as well as an understanding of the teaching and learning process, the needs of exceptional learners, as well as public policy and educational advocacy. Teacher education candidates in particular are expected to possess and convey high expectations to all students they teach. Teacher education candidates will gain the ability to teach diverse student populations and develop an understanding of the particular culture and community in which they teach. They will become professional educators equipped to create positive learning environments that encourage active student engagement and self-motivation. They will become reflective practitioners who are able to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in establishing P-12 learning communities.

Candidates receiving the K-12 INTERVENTION SPECIALIST LICENSE are approved to teach K-12 Special Education.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

RECOMMENDATION FOR LICENSURE

Candidates for licensure must successfully complete all of the degree requirements; including student teaching, plus the academic and experience requirements prescribed the State Board of Education and the laws of Ohio. Candidates must achieve the required score(s) on all designated Pearson professional test(s) required by Ohio.

Curriculum

Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 69-71 hours is required.

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

REQUIRED COURSES

ED130 Foundations of Education (4)
ED230 Human Development and Learning (4)
ED240 Reading Core I: Phonemics, Phonics, and Language Acquisition (4)
ED285 Field Practicum II (1)
ED341 Reading Core II: Principles and Practices for Literacy Instructors (4)
ED343 Reading Core III: Diagnostic Teaching in the Assessment-Based Classroom (4)
ED360 Survey of Inclusion Philosophy and Strategies (4)
ED385 Field Practicum III (1)
ED485 Field Practicum IV (1)
ED495 Student Teaching (16)
SE230 Introduction to Exceptionalities (4)

Complete 40 hours from one of the following academic concentrations:

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

EN101 Writing II (4)
EN131 Writing III (4)
EN235 Literature for Children and Young Adults (4)
EN239 Discovering Literature (4)
EN242 American Literature Survey (4)
EN336 Creative Writing (4)
EN435 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

Select 12 hours from the following:

EN232 Varieties of Literature (4)
EN244G British Literature I (4)
EN245G British Literature II (4)
EN331 Shakespeare (4)
EN334 Literary Studies (4)

Mathematics

Initial course selection is based on math placement at time of enrollment

MT102 Math for Teachers I (4)
MT103 Math for Teachers II (4)
MT106 Liberal Arts Math (4)
MT107 Intermediate Algebra (4)
MT109 College Algebra (4)
MT111 Trigonometry (4)
MT131 Introduction to Statistics (4)
MT140 Calculus I (4)
MT141 Calculus II (4)
MT233 Discrete Mathematics (4)
MT330 Linear Algebra (4)
MT332 Calculus III (4)
MT328 Modern Geometries (4)
MT335 Abstract Algebra (4)
MT338 History of Mathematics (4)

Select 4 hours based on content area concentration:

ED352 Teaching Language Arts in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4)
OR
ED354 Teaching Math in Middle Childhood and
Adolescence (4)

Select one of the Intervention Specialist areas listed below (22
hours):

Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist
SE332 The Law and Differentiated Instruction (4)
SE334 Assistive Technology for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2)
SE343 Behavior and Classroom Management Strategies in Inclusive and Special Education Settings (4)
SE356 Methods and Materials for Students with Mild, Moderate, or Intense Learning Needs (4)
SE358 Assessment of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (4)
SE361 Communication and Collaboration in Special Education (4)

Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist
SE332 The Law and Differentiated Instruction (4)
SE343 Behavior and Classroom Management Strategies in Inclusive and Special Education Settings (4)
SE356 Methods and Materials for Students with Mild, Moderate, or Intense Learning Needs (4)
SE358 Assessment of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (4)
SE361 Communication and Collaboration in Special Education (4)
SE364 Communication Strategies and Technologies: Meeting the Needs of Students with Moderate/Intensive Disabilities (2)

Students seeking licensure in both specialty areas must take all required courses for Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist, plus the following course from the Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist area:

SE364 Communication Strategies and Technologies: Meeting the Needs of Students with Moderate/Intensive Disabilities