Undergraduate Programs in Special Education

Two Licenses in One Program!  

The Intervention Specialist (IS) program at BGSU is one of the largest special education program in the state of Ohio and we are leaders by providing the opportunity for all IS graduates to obtain licenses in teaching Mild-Moderate and Moderate-Intensive K-12 learning environments. Our innovative program prepares undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates for employment in both Mild-Moderate (MM) and Moderate-Intensive (MI) environments. Our graduates are prepared to teach ALL students with disabilities and difficulties in learning, making them extremely marketable for schools.  This is a highly competitive program with additional requirements:

  • overall GPA of 3.0 for admission into the program
  • must pass the OAE Licensing Examinations prior to enrolling in methods

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an undergraduate degree in special education, students are expected to:

  • Assess, diagnose and evaluate learners with special needs;
  • Design instructional content for delivery to learners with special needs;
  • Plan and manage the behavior, social interactions and learning environment of learners with special needs;
  • Collaborate in the delivery of services to learners with special needs;
  • Meet professional expectations for ethical practice in the delivery of services to learners with special needs, given the philosophical, historical and legal foundations of special education.

The Intervention Specialist program is designed to provide training in theoretical foundations of special education and evidence-based practical technical skills for individuals preparing to teach children and adolescents who have a wide-range of disabilities requiring supports from mild to intensive in order to provide the most effective educational experiences for students with exceptionalities.

GSW 1110 (per placement results) (Eng. Comp. and Oral Comm.) (3)
Quantitative Literacy (3)
BGP: Natural Science (no lab required)
(3)
BGP: Humanities and Arts (3)
EDTL 2010 Introduction to Teaching
(2)
EDTL 2300 Introduction to Educational Technology 
(2)
   
GSW 1120 General Studies Writing (Eng. Comp. and Oral Comm.)   (3)
CDIS 1230 (BGP: Social and Behavioral Sciences) (3)
PSYC 1010 General Psychology of HDFS 1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society (3 - 4)
(BGP: Social and Behavioral Sciences) (3)
BGP: Humanities and Arts (International Perspective)       
(3)
EDIS 2310 Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
(3)
   
BGP: Natural Science (no lab required)
(3)
BGP: Additional BG Perspective Elective 
(3)
PSYC 3030 Psychology of Child Development of HDFS 2210 Child Development or
PSYC 3040 Psychology of Adolescent Development or
HDFS 2280 Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent in Family and Community
(3)
MATH 2130 or 2150 (Pretest required) 
(3)
The following two are to be taken concurrently:  
EDFI 3020 or 3030 Educational Psychology 
(3)
EDFI 4200 Field Experience 
(1)
   
EDIS 3210 Assistive Technology in Special Education (3)
EDIS 3220 Classroom Management (3)
PEHE 3330 or
ARTE 3820 or
MUED 2460 or 
HDFS 2300 
(2 - 3)
BGP: Additional BG Perspective Elective 
(3)
The following two are to be taken concurrently:  
EDIS 3000 Roles and Responsibilities of Intervention Specialists (3)
EDIS 3100 Second Year Field Experience (3)
   
EDIS 3310 Applied Behavioral Analysis (3)
EDIS 3320 Consultation and Collaboration with Colleagues and Families (3)
EDIS 3330 Transitions for Students with Exceptionalities (3)
EDIS 4530 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education (3)
ENG 3420 Literature for Young Children of ENG 3440 Literature for the Middle Child or
ENG 3450 Literature for Adolescents
(3)
   
EDFI 1980 Schools, Society and Cultural Diversity (BGP: Cultural Diversity) 
(3)
EDIS 4460 Physical and Medical Management (3)
EDIS 4660 Language and Communication Approaches for Intervention Specialists in the Classroom (3)
The following three are to be taken concurrently:  
EDIS 4100 Third Year Field Experience (3)
EDIS 4110 Phonics Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities
(3)
EDIS 4120 Content Literacy for Students with Exceptionalities (3)
   
Take these classes concurrently:  
EDIS 4400 Fourth Year Seminar/Field Experience: Application
(3)
EDIS 4410 Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities
(3)
EDIS 4420 Reading and Writing Assessment for Students with Exceptionalities (3)
EDIS 4450 Math Instruction and Assessment for Students with Exceptionalities
(3)
EDIS 4440 Adapting Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities (3)
   
EDIS 4920 Teaching Internship (13)
EDIS 4930 Student Teaching Seminar 
(3)

Grand Total: 128 - 130