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Master'sEducation, Intervention Specialist

M.A.Ed. Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate (Initial License)

The MVNU School of Graduate & Professional Studies is proud to offer an M.A.Ed. degree program leading to initial Ohio licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Our program is intentionally designed for ambitious adults to get a high-quality education while maintaining personal and professional responsibilities.

This program is specifically designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree but who do not have a teaching license. This comprehensive program leads to a first teaching license in the area of special education. The program is for individuals with an interest in and commitment to serving pupils with disabilities.

  • Be illuminating — This program blends classroom and field experience to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to teach and serve the unique population of students with mild/moderate disabilities.
  • Learn from the best — Our courses are facilitated by qualified faculty with personal experience in assisting students with disabilities.
  • Get support — We use a cohort-based model that supports and maximizes student learning, while allowing you to create meaningful relationships in an intentionally Christian learning environment.
  • Professional Practices in Research & Technology
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Technology for Educators
  • Instructional Design and Effective Teaching
  • Field Experience I
  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Management
  • Content Area Reading
  • Inclusion and Exceptional Teaching K-12
  • Individualized Instructional Strategies (Reading and Language)
  • Individualized Instructional Strategies (Mathematics)
  • Individualized Instructional Strategies (Content Areas)
  • Individualized Instructional Strategies (Field Experience)
  • Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Exceptional Learners
  • Behavioral Assessment and Classroom Management
  • Extended Field Experience for Exceptional Learners
  • Consultation and Collaboration for the Inclusion of Exceptional Learners
  • Seminar in Professional Practice
  • Current Issues in Professional and Ethical Practice
  • Action Research
  • Instructional Design II
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Student Teaching

Although we try to keep our admissions process as straightforward as possible, our knowledgeable staff is always available and happy to help you.

Admission requirements include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.0–2.99 may be granted probationary admission to the program. A candidate admitted with probationary status is required to submit a letter detailing his/her improvement plan for success and must earn a minimum grade of B- or better in the first two courses.   

Applicants from countries and U.S. territories in which English is not the primary language must also provide recent evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 80 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL with subscores in writing, reading, speaking, and listening of at least 20; or scoring 550 or above on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with subscores in both writing and reading of at least 50. All tests of English proficiency must have been taken in the last 2 years to be considered for acceptance.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application.
  2. Request all official transcripts to be sent to MVNU from each college or university you have attended to date. Please have your transcripts sent to:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Attn: GPS Admissions

800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to

  1. Complete a Registration Agreement form.
  2. Complete an Admission Interview.

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