The 10 course/30-credit, CAEP-accredited Online M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention program offers two tracks for licensed teachers and can be completed in 2 years 100% online.
The Licensure track, for non-Special Education teachers, is focused on core competencies aligned to CEC's Initial Preparation standards in K-12 Special Education.
Specifically, teachers will learn how to build, lead, and participate in Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) programs and coordinate and deliver evidence-supported interventions in the areas of behavior, literacy, and numeracy. In the optional licensure track, students will learn about behavioral methods, literacy strategies, educational research, as well as additional topics.
The Intervention track is focused on building their skills in intervention and support. In this curriculum, teachers learn proven interventions that meet students at their learning level to support their success in standards-based classrooms, with minimal disruption, before they would need special education.
Core Courses (18 Credits)
- EDCI 640 Educational Research (3 credits)
- READ 620 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Learners (3 credits)
- SPED 610 Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (3 credits)
- SPED 663 Advanced Academic Interventions (3 credits)
- SPED 671 Advanced Formative Assessment in School-Based Intervention (3 credits)
- SPED 694 Advanced Studies in School-Based Intervention (3 credits)
Licensure Track Courses (12 Credits)
- SPED 507 Characteristics of Students With Disabilities (3 credits)
- SPED 585 Advanced Academic and Behavioral Methods in Emotional and Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
- SPED 681 Educational Implications for the Exceptional Individual (3 credits)
- SPED 691 Practicum in Teaching the Exceptional Child I (3 credits)
Intervention Track Courses (12 Credits)
- SPED 561 Characteristics of Students with LD (3 credits)
- SPED 613 Issues and Trends in School-Based Intervention (3 credits)
- SPED 618 Facilitating K-Postsecondary Transition and Support (3 credits)
- SPED 680 Mathematics Interventions (3 credits)
Program Fast Facts:
Learn effective, evidence-based interventions in the areas of behavior, literacy, and numeracy.
- Courses designed for busy, working adults.
- Study and learn alongside accessible, passionate, and respected RTI and MTSS experts.
- Prepare for licensure via the Licensure track option.
- Finish in two years - 10 courses/30 credits.
- Applicants must have a valid U.S. teaching license.
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M.Ed. Program Overview
- Practical - Practice what you learn in your current classroom environment by implementing intervention projects as part of your coursework.
- Specialized - Learn a focused curriculum that equips you with the skills to coordinate and deliver evidence-supported interventions in the areas of behavior, literacy, and numeracy that address students where they are in their education through assessment.
- Focused - Study behavior, literacy, and numeracy interventions and choose one as an area of focus. Build a portfolio of information in your chosen area that you can apply to your degree-culminating capstone paper.
- Expert - Learn from faculty who are board-certified behavioral analysts, interventionists, psychologists, and national advisory board members for Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) programs.