The new Early Intervention Specialist licensure program began this fall, 2013. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible for licensure in teaching children pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade, with mild to intensive special education needs and can become an early childhood intervention specialist in addition to their pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade Early Childhood license. This provides students with access to a more diverse and plentiful pool of available jobs.
In addition to all of the courses required for the Early Childhood license, EIS candidates take these upper division courses:
- SE 330: Building Blocks of Exceptionality
- SE 332: The Law and Differentiated Instruction for the Exceptional Early Childhood Environment
- SE 357: Social Skills Development in the Early Childhood Exceptional Environment
- SE 358: Assessment of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs
- SE 361: Communication and Collaboration in the Early Childhood Exceptional Environment
- SE 371: Speech, Language and Literacy in the Exceptional, Early Childhood Environment
Upon successful completion candidates earn one Education degree but two licenses.
Proposed Special Education Program for Fall 2014
Wilmington College will be submitting a program proposal in March 2014 to the Ohio Board of Regents seeking approval to offer multi-age (K-12) Intervention Specialist license. Upon completing the program, candidates would be eligible for licensure to teach individuals with mild to moderate and/or moderate to intensive special educational needs. There continues to be considerable demand for teachers with teaching credentials in these areas. We look forward to being able to offer this challenging and rewarding new program in the education department at Wilmington College starting fall 2014.
Wilmington College of Ohio Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare Reflective Practitioners for Peace Schools, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from June 11, 2012 – June 11, 2017.