Special Education Programs

Undergraduate Degree/Licensure Program

In the Bachelor of Science degree/licensure program, undergraduate students complete the requirements for both licensure¹ as an intervention specialist and the Bachelor of Science degree concurrently.

Intervention Specialist licensure areas


Master of Education degree/licensure program

In the Master of Education degree/licensure program, graduate students complete the requirements for both licensure¹ or endorsement² as an intervention specialist and the Master of Education degree concurrently.


Graduate non-degree licensure program

In the non-degree graduate licensure program, a student will complete components for licensure¹ or endorsement² as an intervention specialist.


Master of Education degree program (non licensure)

In a Master of Education degree program which does not include the requirements for licensure, a student will complete a 30-credit hour program that consists of a 9-credit hour core and a 21-credit hour concentration in Special Education. A written comprehensive exam or research paper presentation is also required.

Intervention Specialist licensure areas:

Endorsement areas:


The Department of Special Education offers degree programs approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and licensure programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

All programs are accredited by TEAC, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

In Special Education, the department awards a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in a special education licensure area.

At the graduate level, the Department offers a 30 credit hour Master of Education degree in Special Education. Licensure concentrations will require additional course work and can be planned as part of the degree program.

Please call 513-745-3485 to schedule an appointment to discuss your career goals.