Intervention Specialist (K-12); ECIS (Age 3-Grade 3)

Intervention Specialist Fundamentals

Intervention specialists work with children who have mild to moderate or moderate to intensive disabilities, including learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, emotional disturbances, hearing or visual impairments, autism and other health-impaired and multiple disabilities.

The College of Education offers three licensure options in special education:

  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Age 3-Grade 3)
  • Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12)
  • Moderate to Intensive Intervention Specialist (K-12)
  • Core curriculum prepares you to work effectively with pupils who experience physical, learning and/or emotional differences.

In addition, the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education offers Dual Licensure for Intervention Specialist for students pursuing a Middle Level Teacher Education program.

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  • win teaching awards
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

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Contact: Kim Beyer

Career Opportunities

Earning the Intervention Specialist (K-12); ECIS (Age 3-Grade 3) degree prepares you to work with children who have mild to moderate or moderate to intensive disabilities, including:

  • learning disabilities
  • cognitive disabilities
  • emotional disturbances
  • hearing or visual impairments
  • autism
  • health-impaired and/or multiple disabilities

Career Outlook

The federal government predicts job opportunities are growing for intervention specialists as more and more special education students need services.

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.