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Bachelor in Intervention Specialist

University of Mount Union
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Bachelor's Degree in Intervention Specialist

The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Arts degree in intervention specialist prepares students to become patient and caring teachers for all students, especially those with special needs. Intervention specialists have the option to pursue a license in either early childhood (Pre-K – Grade 3) or mild/moderate (ages 5-21) intervention.

Intervention specialist majors develop an understanding of effective strategies, legal issues and literacy through coursework, as well as hands-on training and experiences.

Admission requirements

GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 61 iBT
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 55

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Program content

Intervention Specialist

  • Development and Characteristics of Typical and Atypical Learners
  • American Sign Language
  • Intervention Specialist Professional Practices, Research and Preclinical Practice
  • Clinical Practice-Intervention Specialist

Intervention Specialist - Early Childhood

  • Intervention Specialist Methods
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis for Intervention Specialist Teachers
  • Intervention Specialist Assessment and Literacy Practices

Intervention Specialist – Mild/Moderate

  • Intervention Specialist Methods
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis for Intervention Specialist Teachers
  • Intervention Specialist Assessment and Literacy Practices

Scholarships & funding

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website. 


Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Learning objectives

The Teacher Education Program at Mount Union prepares competent, capable and caring teachers. The common objectives developed in all program areas include:

  • Candidates will demonstrate understanding of the subject matter areas and create meaningful learning experiences based on this knowledge.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of each student’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development and to create learning opportunities that support student academic development.
  • Candidates will demonstrate the ability to recognize and value student diversity and the differences in how students learn and provide instruction to accommodate such diversity.
  • Candidates will demonstrate the ability to develop instructional plans based on student's needs, curriculum goals and models, subject matter, and community.
  • Candidates will demonstrate pedagogical knowledge and skills and use this expertise to encourage each student to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Candidates will demonstrate the ability to create a classroom environment that facilitates learning and a climate that encourages fairness, positive social interactions, active learning, and self-motivation.
  • Candidates will demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, written, technological, and media communication skills to support and enhance student learning.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the role of assessment and the use of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate student learning.
  • Candidates will demonstrate the skills necessary for self-reflection and use this knowledge to analyze past experiences and pursue professional development opportunities.
  • Candidates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with students, candidates, parents, community members, and professional colleagues in order to support student learning and development.
  • Candidates will demonstrate a sense of caring.

Career paths

Through the Department of Education at the University of Mount Union, a CAEP accredited department, you can pursue a rewarding career as an intervention specialist (special education). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of students requiring special education services has grown steadily in recent years for a number of reasons. Today, learning disabilities are being diagnosed at early ages, and opportunities for training and employment for individuals with disabilities are being emphasized through legislation. It’s not surprising that the number of intervention specialists (special education teachers) is expected to increase by 17 percent through 2018, faster than the average for all occupations.

As an intervention specialist major, you will choose between one of two paths: early childhood or mild/moderate. As an early childhood specialist, you will be able to teach learners age three through eight (prekindergarten through grade three) with mild/moderate/intensive education needs. If you pursue a career as a mild/moderate intervention specialist, fulfilling the mild/moderate/intensive education needs of students ages five through 21 (kindergarten through grade 12).

The Department of Education at Mount Union is geared toward assisting candidates in obtaining a teaching position after graduation. A major or minor in any area of education provides an excellent foundation for careers in a number of fields.

Common careers include: 

  • Schools
  • Childcare centers
  • Youth ministry
  • Colleges
  • Coaching
  • Human services professions
  • Corporate training

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University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...

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1972 Clark Avenue
44601 Alliance Ohio
United States of America

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