University offering 12-month intervention specialist program

Under new program, 25 students complete 12-month, eight-course, tuition-free program as cohort group | June 1, 2006

Beginning this fall, the department of education is offering a 12-month program for training licensed educators to become mild/moderate intervention specialists for Ohio. The program is made possible through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education.

Under this program, 25 students complete a 12-month, eight-course (24 semester hours), tuition-free program as a cohort group. The courses are specially designed to encourage collaboration and professional networking.

Participants attend five weekend sessions during the fall 2006 semester (six credit hours) and another five weekend sessions during the spring 2007 semester (six credit hours). The final phase of this program consists of 12 credit hours taken in the summer of 2007.

The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

Xavier is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education and local school districts to provide training programs for already licensed educators who are on temporary licenses teaching as intervention specialists or already licensed teachers who are willing to complete a licensure program and assume an assignment as an intervention specialist in an Ohio school district. The program is not intended for those teaching under conditional and alternative credentials. Those seeking admission into this program must be recommended by a school principal or superintendent.