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Intervention Specialist Program Director:
Gail Scott
Department of Teacher Education
342 Allyn Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001.

Contact Information:
Ph: (937) 775-3272
FAX: (937) 775-3308
email: gail.scott@wright.edu
Intervention Specialist/Special Education Programs

Three programs provide a Master degree and licensure. The Mild to Moderate & Moderate to Intensive programs provides a license to teach students kindergarten through 12th grade. The Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS) program provides a license to teach students with mild, moderate, and intensive educational needs from preschool through grade 3. Each provides the skills and education needed to excel in these areas.

At Wright State University (WSU), special education licensure and degree programs are at the graduate level. Licensure in special education is known as "stand alone" licensure. Therefore, candidates interested in this licensure/degree program do not need an undergraduate degree in education. Candidates not having an undergraduate degree in education may have to take a pre-requisite sequence of classes.

In addition to the above three programs, WSU has a Pre-kindergartren Special Needs Endorsement program. This endorsement may be added to a current Early Childhood or K-12 Intervention Specialist license. This endorsement extends the current license to teach students with mild, moderate, and intensive educational needs in pre-school setting.

Click Here for Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Intensive Special Programs

Click Here for Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Click Here for Pre K. Special Needs Endorsement

Click Here for Transition to Work Endorsement

Highly qualified Status for NEW Special Education Teachers.

Teacher candidates interviewing for positions in the grade 7-12 arena in intervention specialist/Special Education and who expect to teach multiple subjects exclusively are considered highly qualified if they pass licensure exams in addition to the special education test. They will be considered highly qualified in language arts.

Districts may hire them and allow them two years from the date of hire to become highly qualified in the other subjects they teach.This is not only for grades 7 and 8 but 9-12. ODE is suggesting new Intervention Specialists/Special Educators take and pass the licensure exams.

Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Intensive Programs

Mild to Moderate Program of Study

Moderate to Intensive Program of Study

All classes are scheduled for late afternoon and early evening.

Candidates completing these programs will have to take licensure examinations to be licensed in Ohio. Information about these examinations is avaliable in Student Services in Allyn Hall.


Admission Requirements

All candidates for licensure must be accepted into the School of Graduate Studies as either a degree or licensure candidate.

Candidates for Intervention Specialist/Special Education seeking Masters degree of Education in Intervention Specialist must apply for College of Education and Human Services application for admissions process detailed on this link.

Intervention Specialist/Special Education teacher candidates who do not have a prior or previous teaching license or teaching certificate and are seeking an initial license in Special Education must complete the following state required pre-requisites as preparation for an initial intervention specialist/special educator license.

Sequence: Elementary, Early Childhood, or Middle Childhood certificate /licensure holders: No pre-requisites necessary

All Others: (must complete the following or the equivalent before EDS 6690)
ED 6600 Teaching in the American Education System (3)
ED 6700 Student Learning and Motivation (3)
OR Documentation** of school / classroom experiences of at least 30 clock hours (preferably in inclusive settings)
**Temporary certificate or letter that shows evidence of work in a special education environment
ED 6100 K-12 Science Content & Standards for Intervention Specialists/
ED 6110 K-12 Social Studies Standards for Intervention Specialists
ED 6120 K-12 Math Content Standards for Intervention Specialists

For Moderate/Intense candidates only:
ASL 1010 Beginning American Sign Language I or equivalent is required.

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Program Advisor:
Gail Scott,
Instructor
Department of Teacher Education
342 Allyn Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Contact Information:
Ph: (937) 775-3272
FAX: (937) 775-3308
email: gail.scott@wright.edu

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Program

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Admission and Program Requirements

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist teacher candidates who do not have a prior or previous teaching license or teaching certificate and are seeking an initial license in Special Education must complete the program admissions process detailed on this link.

  1. Acceptance into the School of Graduate Studies as an ECIS master's degree candidate.
  2. Have a satisfactory score of 380 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a combined verbal and aptitude score of 800 on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0.
  3. Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher for regular admission.
  4. Complete a Program of Study (POS) and have it signed by your faculty advisor and department chair. The signed POS must be on file by the second quarter after admission to the program.
  5. Complete all required courses for the graduate degree within seven calendar years.
  6. Achieve a cumulative grade point/hour ratio of at least a 3.0 in all courses taken for graduate credit. No more than nine hours of C are acceptable.
  7. Students earning a M.A. must register for at least one credit hour in the quarter they receive their degree.
  8. Successfully complete the exit requirement.
  9. Present one copy of an approved thesis, if required for the degree.
  10. Residence Requirements: Students are considered to be in residence whenever they are registered on campus as graduate students. A minimum residence of three quarters at Wright State University, devoted wholly or partly to graduate work, is required. In addition, a minimum of 33 credit hours toward the master's degree must be completed at Wright State.
  11. No more than 12 hours of transfer credit may count toward the degree. Courses must have earned a letter grade.
  12. No more than 50% non-degree and/or endorsement hours may count towards the degree.

ECIS Licensure Requirements

  1. Completion of all of the licensure courses.
  2. Successful scores on licensure Examinations.

All classes are scheduled for late afternoon and early evening.

Candidates completing these programs will have to take licensure examinations to be licensed in Ohio. Information about these examinations is avaliable in Student Services in Allyn Hall.


* This practicum is required for candidates admitted with an initial teaching license. A minimum of 6 weeks is required (30 full contractual days) with a minimum of 3 weeks (15 full contractual days - 3 credit hours) in a Preschool or Kindergarten setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities and 3 weeks (15 full contractual days - 3 credit hours) in Grades 1 to 3 setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities. Candidates who have one full academic year experience as a licensed lead teacher for students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities or students with documented developmental delays in 2 or more domains in preschool or kindergarten are eligible to apply for a 3 hour partial practicum waiver. Candidates who have one full academic year experience as a licensed lead teacher for students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities in first, second, and/or third grade are eligible to apply for a 3 hour partial practicum waiver.

** This practicum is required for candidates seeking an initial teaching license. A minimum of 10 weeks is required (50 full contractual days) with a minimum of 5 weeks in Preschool or Kindergarten setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities and 5 weeks in Grades 1 3 setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities.

+ Candidates seeking an initial teacher license and those who did not have a phonics course within seven years of admission are required to take this course.

Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement Program Advisor:
Gail Scott,
Instructor
Department of Teacher Education
342 Allyn Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Contact Information:
Ph: (937) 775-3272
FAX: (937) 775-3308
email: gail.scott@wright.edu

Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement

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Teachers seeking an endorsement in Prekindergarten Special Needs through the Wright State University College of Education and Human Services must hold a current teaching certificate in prekindergarten or kindergarten to grade 12 special education or a provisional or professional early childhood education teaching license. This endorsement is valid for teaching students with disabilities in prekindergarten (ages 3-5) settings. Teachers without a current valid teaching credential must complete the renewal requirements for their credential prior to the granting of this endorsement. Teachers desiring to continue for their Master's degree or Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS) license must apply to the Master's in ECIS degree program before 50% of the course work for that degree is completed.

Admission and Program Requirements for Licensure

  1. Acceptance into the School of Graduate Studies as a Prekindergarten Special Needs Endorsement candidate.
  2. Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better.
  3. Complete a Prekindergarten Special Needs Endorsement checklist and have it signed by a Teacher Licensure Advisor or the ECIS Program Advisor by the second quarter after admission to the program.
    • The Prekindergarten Special Needs Endorsement checklist consists of the courses listed below.
  4. Achieve a cumulative grade point/hour ratio of at least a 3.0 in all courses taken for graduate credit. No more than 9 hours of C are acceptable.

All classes are scheduled for late afternoon and early evening.

*Teachers who have one full academic year experience as a licensed lead teacher for students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities or students with documented developmental delays in two or more domains in a preschool setting are eligible to apply for a practicum waiver.