Curriculum

The Intervention Specialist Program at MVNU has been approved for IS: Mild/Moderate License by the Ohio Department of Education. Qualified faculty with a depth of experience in working with pupils with disabilities will guide and assist candidates through this program.

Licensure requirements must be met in addition to the following IS curriculum. Early childhood and middle childhood licensure would satisfy most of these requirements.

Course List:

Semester OneCredits (11)
ISP6002Inclusion & Exceptional Teaching2
ISP6012Developmental Characteristics2
ISP6013Individualized Instructional Strategies: Mathematics3
ISP6021Strategies Field Experience1
ISP6023Reading & Language3
ISP6022Individualized Instructional Strategies: Content Areas2

Semester TwoCredits (9)
ISP6032Exceptional Learner Field Experience2
ISP6033Diagnostic Assessment Strategies3
ISP6092Special Education Research & Writing2
Total Semester Two - 9

Semester ThreeCredits (9)
ISP6043Behavioral Analysis and Classroom Management3
ISP6051Consultation & Collaboration Field Experience1
ISP6052Consultation & Collaboration Except. Learning2
ISP6073Current Issues in Prof. & Ethics Practice3
Total Semester Three - 9

Semester FourCredits (7)
ISP6066Advanced Practicum6
ISP6091Special Education Research & Writing1

Course Descriptions

ISP6002
Inclusion and Exceptional Teaching: PK-12 (2)

A study of teaching exceptional learners in the general curriculum. Cultural as well as familial backgrounds are considered as factors in instructional planning. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher Education Program, or special permission.

ISP6012
Developmental Characteristics and Individual Learning Differences: PK-12 (2)

An examination of developmental characteristics of human beings and the interaction of development and exceptionalities. Special emphasis is given to the learning needs of exceptional learners at each development. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program, or special permission.

ISP6013
Individualized Instructional Strategies: Mathematics (3)

Students learn to select evidence-based instructional strategies in mathematics for learners with exceptional needs. Candidates will develop lesson plans based on specialized, evidence-based instructional practices. Prerequisite: ISP6012.

ISP6021
Individualized Instructional Strategies Field Experience (1)

A field experience (30 clock hours) in which students adapt and use instructional strategies designed for exceptional learning needs curriculum and materials. Prerequisite: ISP6012. Corequisite: ISP6022 or ISP6023.

ISP6022
Individualized Instructional Strategies: Content Areas (2)

A study of selected research-based instructional strategies in mathematics and other content areas for exceptional learners. As teachers, they adapt and use instructional strategies designed for exceptional learning needs curriculum and materials. Prerequisite: ISP6012.

ISP6023
Individualized Instructional Strategies: Reading and Language (3)

A study of selected research-based instructional strategies in reading and language for exceptional learners. As teachers, they adapt and use instructional strategies designed for exceptional learning needs curriculum and materials. Prerequisite: ISP6012.

ISP6032
Extended Field Experience for Exceptional Learners (2)

A field experience (60 clock hours) in which students apply assessment and management knowledge to build skills in serving exceptional learners. Prerequisite: ISP6012. Corequisites: ISP6033 and ISP6042.

ISP6033
Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Exceptional Learners (3)

A study of varied standardized, criterion-referenced, authentic and information assessment strategies to develop date upon which to write an individualized educational program (IEP) for exceptional learners. Candidates learn to develop and use effective authentic and criterion-referenced assessment tools for monitoring and reporting academic and behavioral progress.

ISP6043
Behavioral Analysis and Classroom Management (3)

A study of single subject design techniques to analyze and track student behavior. Written reports documenting various designs is required. Prerequisite: ISP6042.

ISP6051
Consultation and Collaboration Field Experience(1)

A field experience (30 clock hours) in which students apply skills and knowledge they have gain to work actively with parents, colleagues, administrations, or other constituencies to solve real school problems related to exceptional learners. Corequisites: ISP6043 and ISP6052.

ISP6052
Consultation and Collaboration for the Inclusion of Exceptional Learners (2)

An examination of knowledge and skills in working with colleges to ensure the inclusion of exceptional learners in diverse and regular learning environments. Special emphasis is given to intervention, team support, special education laws, and policies related to inclusion.

ISP6066
Advanced Practicum (6)

A full-time 6 week field experience in which the student teacher assumes the various teaching responsibilities in a classroom under the supervision of a licensed intervention specialist. Prerequisite: ISP6051.

ISP6073
Current Issues in Professional Education and Ethical Practice (3)

A survey of broad array of professional and ethical practice issues related to exceptional learners. Students complete a professional standards and ethical practice statement for their careers. Prerequisite: ISP6066.

ISP6092 Part I
Special Education Research and Writing (2)

A research project in which the student designs, implements, collects and analyzes data, evaluates, and reports on an assessment or instructional project for exceptional learners. Research projects require advisor and a faculty committee approval. Corequisite: ISP6043.

ISP6091 Part II
Special Education Research and Writing (2)

A research project in which the student designs, implements, collects and analyzes data, evaluates, and reports on an assessment or instructional project for exceptional learners. Research projects require advisor and a faculty committee approval. Corequisite: ISP6043.

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