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Grad Lic Intervention Spec Mild/Moderate

This non-degree program is designed for individuals holding an initial teaching license from the state of Ohio that would like to obtain a license to teach in the field of special education. The Special Education department at the University of Cincinnati is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of all children. The department's central goal is the preparation of committed, caring, and competent educators who are:

  • Qualified to meet the unique intellectual, social, and emotional needs of children in special education
  • Reflective and responsible professionals who demonstrate an inquiry orientation toward teaching and professional development
  • Committed to working with children who are diverse in learning style, ethnicity, language, gender, age, class, physical and intellectual achievement and family background
  • Experienced in thinking critically, solving problems, and working collaboratively with children, families and other professionals
  • Knowledgeable about disciplinary subject fields, curriculum integration, and technology

Quick Info

Program Code


Real-World Learning Components

Required internship(s)




Distance Learning Only


School of Education: Special Education
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services


PO BOX 210002
Cincinnati,OH  45221
Wendy Riordan, Assistant Academic Director
Phone: 513-556-4189

Student Success Factors

The mission of UC’s educator preparation programs is to educate teacher candidates who:

  • Are able to work in diverse educational environments
  • Go beyond mere application of technical skills, engaging in inquiry and reflection so as to bring about changes in their practice
  • Recognize and address a wide range of setting events, persistently supporting learners in the construction of knowledge and development of efficacy
  • Engage in the development of new meanings about teaching and learning
  • Provide supportive environments that enhance the development of resilience in students
  • Are adequately resilient themselves, so as to be able to work in adverse situations
  • Go beyond prevalent practice
  • Are able to work and communicate appropriately with families and the community at large
  • Use technology to strengthen their professional learning and pedagogical knowledge to enhance the learning of those with whom they work
  • Engage in practices that are likely to have positive outcomes for learning

Career Possibilities

Careers include:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Consultant
  • Community Leader/Advocate

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Non Masters curriculum

Predominant Program

    Requirements for second licensure
    • SPED7001, Overview and Special Education Law, 3
    • SPED7004, Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, 3
    • SPED7007, Promoting Positive Behaviors, 3
    • SPED7008, Curriculum Planning & Instructional Strategies: Mild to Moderate, 3
    • LSLS7001, Phonics and Word Study, 1
    • LSLS7002, Phonics in Practice: Early Childhood and Special Education, 2
    • LSLS7027, Theory to Practice: Models of Literacy, 3
    • SPEDxxxx, Student will consult with a faculty advisor to determine appropriate Internship option, 3 - 6
    Student teaching
    • SPED7015, Student Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs, 3 - 12

Admission Requirements

In order to begin this non-degree program, students must meet basic requirements which include:

  • A bachelors degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.8 minimum, transcripts must be submitted
  • Students must hold an initial certificate or teaching license from the state of Ohio, copies must be submitted
  • Two letters of reference
  • Background checks will required for internship experiences
  • Negative tuberculosis test results will be required for internship experiences
  • Records Release Authorization form must be submitted (see program coordinator for details)

Graduation Requirements

In order to be recommended for the K-12 mild/moderate intervention specialist license, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, successfully complete all coursework as indicated on the course plan, and pass the appropriate Praxis II exams required for state licensure.

Application Deadlines

Begin Term:

Summer        April 1

Fall                July 15

Spring           December 1


Please contact the following representative to enroll in this opportunity:

Wendy Riordan, Assistant Academic Director
PO BOX 210002
Cincinnati OH 45221


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The educator preparation programs at the University of Cincinnati are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. This program has been determined to meet the Ohio reading mandate and is aligned with the Ohio content area standards.