Special Education Moderate/Intensive Needs Initial Licensure Preparation - Non-Degree
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services
405 White Hall
The Special Education Moderate/Intensive Needs Initial Licensure Preparation non-degree program prepares students to obtain an initial teacher license in Special Education Moderate/Intensive Needs (Ohio Intervention Specialist). Completion of the coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for licensure, which are granted by the Ohio Department of Education.
The Moderate/Intensive licensure preparation program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and want to teach students requiring intensive and ongoing special education support. Most often, these are students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, multiple disabilities and complex health impairments.
The non-degree program is not a master's degree program. Students who are interested in a master's degree in special education from Kent State, in addition to licensure, must be fully admitted into and complete the requirements for the master's program in addition to the courses prescribed for licensure. Completing a master's degree in special education in addition to licensure will, in most cases, require an additional 15-18 credit hours.
Fully Offered at:
- Kent Campus
Applicants will be assessed holistically, considering academic credentials; standardized test scores of reading, writing and mathematics; academic or professional references; non-academic criteria; and other specific program dimensions.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum 3.000 GPA
- Official Transcripts
- Goal Statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- Praxis Core tests in reading , writing, and mathematics1
All initial teacher licensure candidates are required to demonstrate basic competency in reading, writing and mathematics prior to admission. To demonstrate these competencies, students are required to take the Praxis Core tests in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing unless exempted by GRE scores fewer than five years old at the time of application. In order to gain exemption from Praxis CORE requirements, a student must achieve at or above the 50th percentile scores on the GRE Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing tests. Students who have not taken the GRE are strongly encouraged to take the Praxis CORE tests to demonstrate these competencies, rather than GRE. Further information is available in the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall.
Competency Test Equivalents:
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of: learner development and individual learning differences; the learning environment; curricular content knowledge; assessment; instructional planning and strategies, and professional practice and collaboration.
- Demonstrate the dispositions necessary to be a successful special education teacher/professional
- Demonstrate preparation for the profession by successfully completing the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Special Education Assessment.
Residence Requirement Policy for Non-Degree Teacher Education Licensure/Endorsement Preparation Programs
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are a total of 15 credits or above: Students must complete 60% of the coursework at Kent State University, including the course that addresses the CAEP A.1.1 Standard as designated by the program area.
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are less than 15 total credits: Students must complete 100% of the coursework at Kent State University.
- Students are permitted 6 years to complete licensure programs and 4 years to complete endorsement programs at Kent State University.
- Coursework transferred from another university cannot be more than 6 years old at the time the licensure/endorsement program is completed.
- Students who do not meet the residence requirements will not be recommended for licensure by Kent State University.
|Licensure Requirements (min C grade is required in all courses)|
|CI 57501||TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY AND MIDDLE GRADES||3|
|ECED 50105||APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY CHILDREN||3|
|or ECED 50302||APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION AND WORD STUDY|
|or MCED 50005||EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING|
|SPED 53010||FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION||3|
|SPED 53021||ASSESSMENT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 53030||APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES||3|
|SPED 53031||APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II: APPLICATION||3|
|SPED 53040||LANGUAGE AND READING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 53051||CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION NEEDS||3|
|SPED 53063||CURRICULUM METHODS MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION||3|
|SPED 53070||PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS||3|
|SPED 53080||ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES||3|
|SPED 63092||FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 63992||STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 1||8|
|SPED 63200||INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES||3|
|SPED 64309||AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: THEORY AND DIAGNOSIS||3|
|SPED 64951||DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN AND INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM||3|
|SPED 69525||INQUIRY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||3|
|Program Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|TEACHING READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE GRADES|
|THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE TEACHING OF READING|
|TEACHING WRITING AS A PROCESS|
or CI 67330
|READING IN CONTENT AREAS|
|DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION IN READING|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||62|
Student teaching is taken after completion of all licensure coursework and in conjunction with the Inquiry to Professional Practice course. Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.
- Minimum 3.000 overall GPA throughout the program
|Minimum Major GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The candidate must earn the qualifying score on the Ohio Assessments for Educators. Students should consult the Special Education Department for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.