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Master’s in Special Education Degree Programs in Ohio, O-Z

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For students interested in pursuing a Master’s in Special Education degree program in Ohio, the state offers a wealth of options. There are 135 private and public universities in the state of Ohio, and many of those institutions offer programs in the field of special education. Colleges and universities in Ohio often rank highly in terms of program quality. Students in the field of special education can expect to work in early intervention clinics, preschools, private schools, charter schools and public school districts. There are a variety of special needs that an intervention specialist or special education teacher can expect to work with, ranging from mild issues such as speech delays and motor skills delays, to more complex issues such as visual and hearing impairments, autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injury. The following colleges and universities in Ohio offer both accredited and highly-respected programs in the field of special education.

Ohio University

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education provides students in the field of education with the tools they need to be successful in today’s rapidly changing field of education. The college offers undergraduate, master’s level and doctoral level degree programs designed to prepare students to be leaders in the classroom and work in a variety of settings.

Master’s Degree in Education with a major in Special Education: Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate (K-12)

Students who complete the Masters in Education with a specialization in mild/moderate intervention specialist program will be eligible to sit for the PRAXIS exam and earn their initial teaching degree. In addition, program participants who already possess a teaching license can earn a second license or endorsement. Those who complete the program will be qualified to teach in a K-12 setting with students who have mild to moderate special needs.

Master’s Degree in Education with a major in Special Education: Intervention Specialist Moderate/Intensive (K-12)

The Master’s in Education is designed to lead to an initial teacher’s license or intervention specialist endorsement. Students in this program will be prepared to work in a K-12 setting with those students who have moderate or intensive special needs. in order to earn licensure, students must complete field experience, student teaching and a master’s project, in addition to successfully completing the PRAXIS examination.

Master’s Degree in Education with a major in Special Education: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

This program is designed to lead to initial teacher licensure in the area of early childhood intervention specialist. Students in this program will be prepared to work in a preschool or preschool through 3rd grade setting with children who have any level of disabilities. All students are required to complete a master’s research project in their field of specialization.

Accreditations

The special education program at Ohio University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Contact

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
Ohio University
McCracken Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
middletr@ohio.edu
(740) 593-1000
http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/masters-programs/special-education-intervention-specialist-masters.cfm

Otterbein University

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at Otterbein University offers programs in nursing, educational mathematics, allied health and education. Within the education program, there are several available options for those who wish to pursue master’s degrees in general classroom education or in special education. Recently, Otterbein has added a K-12 Intervention Specialist Licensure program for those seeking initial teacher licensure.

Master of Arts in Education in K-12 Intervention Specialist

The Master of Arts in Education in K-12 Intervention Specialist program is designed for current licensed educators who wish to add an intervention specialist endorsement to their teaching license. Students in the program can specialize in mild/moderate special needs or moderate/intensive special needs. There is also a combination program that allows students to become qualified to teach at all levels of special needs.

Master of Arts in Teaching in K-12 Intervention Specialist

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree but are not yet licensed teachers. This program is similar to the Master of Arts in Education program but includes additional requirements to prepare students to sit for the PRAXIS and earn their initial teaching license.

Accreditations

Otterbein University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. The education department is accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Contact

Otterbein University
Graduate Education Recruiter/Counselor MAT
1 South Grove St.
Westerville, Oh 43081
(614) 823.1346
gmiller@otterbein.edu
http://www.otterbein.edu/public/TheGraduateSchool/GraduateEducationPrograms/intervention-specialist.aspx

The Ohio State University

College of Education and Human Ecology

The College of Education and Human Ecology offers programs in counselor education, education administration and policy, educational psychology, school psychology, educational technology and special education. This research-oriented school focuses on the philosophical, scientific and technological approaches to education and intervention services.

Master of Arts in Special Education: Mild-to-Moderate Intervention Specialist

This MA.SpEd program is designed to prepare students to teach in K-12 settings with children who have mild to moderate intervention needs. Students must already possess a valid teaching license prior to enrolling in the program. The mild-to-moderate intervention program can be completed in two years for full time students and three years for part time students.

Master of Arts in Special Education: Moderate-to-Intensive Intervention Specialist

The Master of Arts in Special Education: Moderate-to-Intensive Intervention Specialist program is designed to allow students to earn a second teaching license or a special education endorsement on a current license. Students can expect to complete courses in theory, intervention strategies and childhood psychological disorders, in addition to completing a student teaching appointment.

Master of Arts in Special Education: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Those in the early childhood intervention program will be prepared to teach a preschool or early childhood setting. This program is designed to prepare teachers to work with all levels of special needs in the early childhood setting. Students in the program will be required to complete hands-on training in a preschool or early childhood setting.

Master of Arts in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis

The MA program in Applied Behavior Analysis is a BCBA-approved program designed to prepare future teachers for working as behavior interventionists with children who have developmental disabilities, such as autism. This program teaches the foundations of behaviorism as well as current modalities in using ABA in special education populations.

Accreditations

The Ohio State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Applied Behavior Analysis program is approved by the Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) governing board.

Contact

College of Education & Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
127 Arps Hall
1945 North High St.
Columbus, Oh 43210-1172
(614) 292-2461
denton.1@osu.edu
https://ehe.osu.edu/educational-studies/special-education/graduate/

The University of Toledo

Department of Early Childhood, Physical and Special Education in the Judith Herb College of Education

Department of Early Childhood, Physical and Special Education in the Judith Herb College of Education focuses on training experienced teachers and new teachers to meet the current demands in the rapidly changing field of education. The department offers undergraduate, M.Ed. degrees, ED Specialist degrees and doctoral degrees in the field.

Master’s of Education in Special Education: Preschool Special Needs Endorsement

The Preschool Special Needs (PSNE) program is designed for current licensed K-12 intervention specialists in either mild/moderate or moderate/intensive programs. This endorsement allows students to eventually teach in any Ohio public preschool special education unit.

Master’s of Education in Special Education: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

The Early Childhood Intervention Specialist endorsement program is designed for those who already have a valid K-12 special education or early childhood education license. Program graduates will be qualified to teach children with disabilities between the ages of three and eight years old. Students who complete the program will also be qualified to sit for the specialized PRAXIS II examination.

Master’s of Education in Special Education: Transition to Work Endorsement

The Transition to Work Endorsement can be added to current teaching licenses for those licensed to work as special education teachers or intervention specialists. This program, based on the competencies by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education, prepares individuals to work as vocational educators, career assessment specialists and job training coordinators for those transitioning out of special education services in high school.

Education Specialist in Special Education

The Education Specialist in Special Education program is designed to be completed in collaboration with the department of Curriculum and Instruction Special Education program. Graduates will be qualified to help design and implement curriculum in special education programs for children with mild, moderate or intensive special needs.

Accreditations

The University of Toledo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The special education program is accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Contact

Office of Student Services
The University of Toledo Main Campus
3100 Gillham Hall, MS 914
Toledo, OH 43606
419-530-2495
JHCOE-StuSvcs@UToledo.edu
https://www.utoledo.edu/education/depts/ecpse/programs/special.html

University of Cincinnati

College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services

The College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati offers programs in education, criminal justice, human services and information technology. The School of Criminal Justice within this college has a #1 ranking for research productivity and the School of Education is ranked 65th among graduate schools in the field of education.

Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Educational Needs for Individuals who Hold a Teaching License

This program is designed for individuals who already hold a current teaching license. The program utilizes PRAXIS data, work samples, field performance and case studies to evaluate student progress. Students also receive instruction using special education law case studies in order to be prepared to become effective special education teachers in today’s classrooms.

Accreditations

The University of Cincinnati has earned accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The special education program is also accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Contact

University of Cincinnati
College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services
PO Box 210002
Cincinnati, Oh 45221
(513) 556-4307
help@cech.com
http://www.uc.edu/cech-accreditation/programs/intervention-spec-mild-mod.html

University of Findlay

Department of Education

The Department of Education at the University of Findlay helps to prepare teachers for the increased demands of meeting current education standards. The department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in education, including a bachelor’s and post-baccelaureate program in Intervention Specialist Licensure. The post-bacchelaureate program can be pursued by experienced teachers and those who are changing fields and hold a bachelor’s degree in another field.

Post-Bacchelaureate Program in Intervention Specialist

The Post-Bacchelaureate Program in Intervention Specialist can be pursued by both experienced teachers and those who hold bachelor’s degrees in another field. The program is designed to meet guidelines for special education teachers set forth by the 2004 Authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act.

Accreditations

The Department of Education’s intervention specialist program is nationally accredited through both the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Contact

University of Findlay
Education Department
1000 N. Main St.
Findlay, Oh 45840-3653
(800) 472-9502
brooks@findlay.edu
https://www.findlay.edu/education/Intervention-Specialist

University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College, Ohio

School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Rio Grande offers several options for individuals pursuing post-bachelor’s degrees. Programs include a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. There is also a Master of Education program with concentrations in intervention specialist, educational leadership for principal’s license, integrated arts and athletic coaching leadership.

Master of Education in Classroom Teaching with emphasis on Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Intervention

The Master of Education in Classroom Teaching with emphasis on Intervention Specialist program is designed to provide general knowledge related to the educational growth of children and the management of classrooms. Using several teaching models and learning theories, students are trained to be prepared for future careers as mild to moderate intervention specialists in a K-12 setting.

Master of Education in Classroom Teaching with emphasis on Intervention Specialist: Early Childhood Intervention

The Master of Education in Classroom Teaching with emphasis on Intervention Specialist: Early Childhood Intervention program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license or certificate in the areas of elementary education, middle childhood education, early childhood education, adolescent or young adult education, secondary education or multi-age education. Graduates from this program will be prepared to work with children ages three to seven in inclusive settings. Some of the program can be completed online, in addition too traditional campus-based courses.

Accreditations

The University of Rio Grande is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Contact

School of Graduate Studies
University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College
PO Box 500
Rio Grande, Oh 45674
(740) 245-7159
nfults@rio.edu

Ursuline College

Department of Graduate and Professional Studies

Ursuline College is one of the only women’s colleges in the state of Ohio. The Department of Graduate and Professional Studies is home to several undergraduate and graduate programs, including programs for art therapy, historic preservation, liberal arts studies, business, ministry and nursing. There is also a Master Apprenticeship Program for individuals wishing to become classroom teachers.

Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP): Mild to Moderate Special Education (K-12)

The Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP): Mild to Moderate Special Education program at Ursuline College is designed to allow students to complete their Master of Arts in Education in a year. Program participants spend the school year immersed in the classroom, gaining firsthand experience. During the summer, program participants complete foundational methods courses. Following the completion of both requirements, students are then eligible to sit for state licensure examinations.

Master of Arts in Education (PASE): Special Education Intervention Specialist (K-12, Mild/Moderate)

The Master of Arts in Education (PASE): Special Education Intervention Specialist (K-12, Mild/Moderate is offered for current licensed teachers and allows teachers to complete their degree at an accelerated pace. Classes meet for five hours one evening of every week and each course can be completed in eight weeks. Teachers who are classified as Federal Title One Teachers can apply for the student loan forgiveness program to make the degree affordable.

Accreditations

Ursuline College is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Contact

Ursuline College
Department of Graduate and Professional Studies
2550 Lander Rd.
Pepper Pike, Oh 44123
(440) 449-4200
info@ursuline.edu
https://www.ursuline.edu/Academics/Graduate_Professional/index.html

Walsh University

Education Department

The education department at Walsh University offers a variety of programs for those interested in pursuing teaching careers. There is a full range of options for those pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In addition, the department offers a special L.E.A.D. (Licensure in Education for Adults with Degrees) program for learners who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another subject area. For L.E.A.D. programs, requirements for licensure can be completed in four to five semesters.

L.E.A.D. Program: Intervention Specialist Education

All areas of special education (early childhood, mild/moderate and moderate/intensive) have been combined under the L.E.A.D. Program: Intervention Specialist Education degree program. All program participants must successfully complete four prerequisite courses in education and psychology. During the program, students must participate in at least 300 hours of direct classroom experience prior to earning their licensure.

Accreditations

Walsh University has earned accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the education program is also accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Contact

Walsh University
L.E.A.D. Program
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, Oh 44720
(330) 490-7177

Wright State University

Department of Teacher Education in the School of Graduate Studies

The Department of Teacher Education in the School of Graduate Studies at Wright State University offers several programs to train future teachers to work with a variety of students in today’s demanding field of education. The goal of the department is to produce teachers who meet Highly Qualified status in the State of Ohio.

Master of Education: Intervention Specialist – Mild/Moderate

The Master of Education: Intervention Specialist – Mild/Moderate program is designed to be completed by licensed teachers or future teachers pursuing licensure. All classes are scheduled for late afternoon and early evening. Those seeking an initial license must also take state required prerequisites, including math, science and social studies for intervention specialists courses.

Master of Education: Intervention Specialist – Moderate/Intensive

The Moderate/Intensive program also offers late afternoon and early evening courses. Those teaching in grades 7–12 will have two years following program completion in order to earn Highly Qualified status according to the requirements of the State of Ohio. Students in this program are required to complete the same courses offered in the Mild/Moderate program, with the addition of courses on American Sign Language.

Master of Education: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Both licensed teachers and those seeking an initial teaching license are eligible for this program, although those without a current license will be required to complete additional requirements. Program participants are required to work 10 weeks in a full time practicum, with at least half of the weeks occurring in a preschool or kindergarten setting with children who have mild, moderate or intensive special needs.

Accreditations

Wright State University is accredited at the doctoral level by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Programs in education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and are approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

Contact

Gail Scott
Department of Teacher Education
Wright State University
342 Allyn Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-3272
gail.scott@wright.edu
http://www.cehs.wright.edu/academic/teacher_education/intervention-specialist/#ISMM

Youngstown State University

Department of Counseling and Special Education

The Department of Counseling and Special Education at Youngstown State University offers programs in counseling, special education and school psychology. The department has affiliations with The Reading and Study Skills Center and The Rich Center for Autism in order to provide a hands-on educational experience for students in the program.

Master of Science in Education: Special Education – Autism and Related Disabilities Option with Licensure Moderate/Intense

This program focuses on autism spectrum and related disorders and prepares future teachers to work with the full range of severities on the autism spectrum, ranging from twice exceptional students to those who are profoundly autistic. Those with bachelor’s degrees from fields outside of the field of education must complete additional courses, including Ohio’s 12 credit hour reading requirement.

Accreditations

The Special Education Program has earned accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and has also received recognition by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Contact

Youngstown State University
Special Education Program
3312 Beeghly College of Education
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
(330) 941-3257
jfranks@ysu.edu
http://web.ysu.edu/bcoe/specialeducation

With Ohio’s wealth of colleges and universities, students from across the country and around the world have decided to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree at an Ohio institution. For those seeking to work with children who have special educational needs in preschools, kindergartens, elementary schools or high schools, there are several accredited and highly respected Master’s in Special Education Degree Programs in Ohio.

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