Intervention Specialist (k-12) Course Work Master's Degree
This program is designed to help expand the credentials of the already-licensed teacher. Individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree and are seeking an initial teaching license, may work with a faculty advisor to develop a program completion plan that will meet their needs. In order to earn an initial teaching license, course work and extensive, supervised field and clinical experiences are required beyond those included in the graduate level program. The graduate level courses may be used as part of this program, however.
Candidates begin with coursework and progress to culminating semesters that include a supervised and evaluated field practicum and a capstone research project. Students will have the option of individualizing their final research project to better suit their own needs by selecting either the preparation of a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio or by completing an applied research project in an approved, related topic area.
Courses will be offered in a convenient, blended format. Students and faculty will meet both face-to-face as well as online. The number of meetings will vary depending on the nature of the course and the students' needs, but students should anticipate meeting at least three times per semester on campus.
Faculty teaching in the program will maintain regular office hours as well as online office hours so they are available should students have questions or concerns about course material. In addition, technical assistance will be provided at convenient times for students who have technical issues.