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.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • win teaching awards
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

The College of Education offers a variety of resources for its students, including:

  • Literacy Center
  • Centerf or Child Development
  • Center for Urban Education

Real World Experience

  • You will participate in at least 100 hours of field-based experiences in a variety of diverse settings prior to student teaching.
  • The culminating experience for teacher education is student teaching, under the supervision of College of Education faculty and a classroom teacher.

Education Student Organizations

  • Akron Council of Education Students
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

Curriculum Guide

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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

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 Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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