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.
Intervention Specialist Major Quick Facts
The intervention specialist program requires 36 credit hours of coursework specific to the major, with an additional 32 hours to satisfy the requirements for the University’s general education program, the Integrative Core. This allows students to explore areas of study outside their field of interest while developing essential leadership and communication skills that employers value.
Mount Union’s education majors also have several opportunities to gain hands-on experience including:
- Multiple field experiences and a semester of student teaching
- Internships in the field with various schools and organizations including the Spectrum Education Center
- Opportunities to attend on-campus and regional conferences and professional development workshops
Mount Union’s Department of Education has also received numerous recognitions for the quality and caliber of its programs:
- The Department of Education was ranked #2 in Ohio, #6 in the Great Lakes region and #18 in the nation as a best value in College Factual’s 2018 rankings
- The Department was also recognized as #6 in Ohio and #21 in the Great Lakes region for quality and #12 Ohio and #37 in the Great Lakes region for highest paid graduates
- Mount Union’s Department of Education programs were cited among institutions with the most popular and most focused programs