Intervention Specialist, Moderate-Intensive
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with special needs and their families, there is no better place to start than at BGSU. Our Parent Teacher Partnerships course, required of all intervention services majors, has been adopted as a model for the state of Ohio. Parents who have children with disabilities take the course with you to offer insights, and you will spend time, outside the classroom, with a family of a child with a disability. Essentially, you walk a mile in parents’ shoes to get a taste of the sometimes-overwhelming struggles faced by parents of children with disabilities such as autism, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and hearing impairments.
With the shortage of qualified special education teachers, you will be marketable in public schools as a classroom teacher, tutor, resource room teacher and consulting teacher. You’ll also have opportunities outside the classroom in such places as mental health facilities, social service agencies, hospitals and juvenile detention centers. Our program prepares you to become an intervention specialist (grades K-12) in one of two areas: mild-moderate or moderate-intensive.