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The goal of the BSEd in Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist Education is to provide a strong academic, using constructivist learning to become quality educators who are committed to professional excellence and who positively impact K-12 student learning. Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist Education prepares teachers for Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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Course requirements for this licensure are listed on the BSEd in Early Childhood Education program page.

This degree program is available in the following format:

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*These courses (9 hours) may be applied to GenEd requirements as noted.

  • Deductive thinking in the areas of reading, writing, and math, with preparation for the PRAXIS CORE test. Students with an ACT score of 21 or higher are exempt from this course.
    Prerequisite: ACT score of 18 or higher Course Fee: $240.00 (PRAXIS CORE exam)
  • Technologies available for classroom use and their adaptations to the promotion of learning, including the potential and the limitations of computers as tools for teachers.
  • This course is a prerequisite for entry into an education degree program. Introduction to principles and philosophy of education in public and Christian schools.
    Prerequisites: Composite ACT 21 or higher, or pass Praxis Core; Successful completion of 15 semester hours of college work; FBI & BCI background checks; Corequisite: EDU2031
  • 60 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU2030
  • Background, theory, and practice in literature for young children and its use in early literacy experiences for young readers and writers.
  • The English phonological cueing system and its use in a balanced literacy program. Emphasis on helping young students develop word analysis strategies for reading, spelling and syllabication.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030 Course Fee: $139
  • Mathematics concepts and procedures for teaching in early childhood, including the NCTM and Ohio Learning Standards for Mathematics, problem solving, numeration systems, number theory, number systems, measurement, data collection, organization, and interpretation.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030, Sophomore standing
  • Contemporary philosophies of art education and basic art concepts as they relate to early childhood learners, with experiences in use of materials, processes, and curricula appropriate for early childhood. Field projects may be required. Course
    Fee: $50
  • Theory and practice for teaching students of diverse cultures.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030 Corequisite: EDU2241
  • Curriculum and methods for teaching health and physical education in the elementary school. Field projects may be required.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030
  • Methods for teaching students with exceptional attributes, including giftedness, behavioral difficulties, developmental delays, and English language learners.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030
  • Music learning theory and current methodology. Field projects may be required.
  • Psychological perspectives of education as applied to classroom procedures. Essential preparation for Ohio Assessments for Educators dealing with principles of learning and teaching.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030; Junior standing Course Fee: $105
  • Typical speech and language development in children, and common speech and language disorders, signs of such disorders, and intervention strategies to allow students with language disorders access to the general curriculum.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030
  • The NCTM and Ohio Learning Standards for Mathematics with strategies to engage K-12 students in understanding mathematical concepts. How to teach problem solving, measurements, number sense and operations, and data interpretations to students.
    Prerequisites: EDU2010, EDU2030; Corequisite: EDU3511
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU3510
  • Classroom management and instructional methodologies for children who have reading disorders such as dyslexia, behavioral, emotional, developmental, and physical disabilities, or have been affected by substance addiction. Research-based interventions, strategies, and accommodations to create a minimally restrictive environment for inclusive settings.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030
  • Interpreting the results of standardized tests, screening students, and developing classroom assessment, including IEP's, ETR's, 504 plans; writing IEP goals; techniques for monitoring student progress and IEP benchmarks.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030 Course Fee: $105
  • Appropriate accommodations and instructional strategies for teaching students who require differentiated instruction in the reading-writing process.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030; Corequisite: EDU3551
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU3550
  • Appropriate accommodations and instructional strategies for teaching students who require differentiated instruction in the reading-writing process.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030, EDU3550; Corequisite: EDU3561
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU3560
  • Techniques and technology for science instruction for all learners. Prerequisite:EDU2030;
    Corequisite: EDU4701
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU4700
  • Teaching strategies, curriculum, and development of instructional materials for teaching social studies. Guided by the standards of National Council of Social Studies.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030; Corequisite: EDU4721
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU4720
  • Designing appropriate instruction for teaching English Language Learners, including cultural sensitivity and ways to assess, determine eligibility, and implement progress monitoring techniques.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030
  • Seminar corequisite for EDU499 Clinical Experience
    Corequisite: EDU4990
  • This culminating field experience provides teacher candidates a semester (13 weeks minimum) of classroom experience with a gradual assumption of responsibility across the semester. Teacher candidates must apply to student teach and successfully complete a reflective essay to participate in this gateway to the profession. Students may take no other courses during this experience except the traditional exit course, Theology Capstone.
    Prerequisite: Completion of other program requirements Course Fee for study outside the US: $2000
  • Significant events, ideas, issues, institutions, and personalities, with political, social, and economic developments in US History from 1492 to 1877.
  • Pre-calculus algebra, including equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series, and probability.
    Prerequisite: MAT1310 or ACT math score of 22 or higher
  • Introduction to logic and ethics including methodologies for applying those disciplines in Christian ministry and other vocations. Induction and deduction, principles of clean statement and valid reasoning, and fallacies. Moral theories of philosophical schools and their relationship to the development of a biblical ethic.
  • Child development as a dynamic, challenging, complex and multifaceted area of inquiry that supports and guides professional practices toward children. Developmental theory and research from pre-birth to the end of childhood, emotional, language and cognitive development, family and environmental influences, and relationships and gender roles. Application of course content to professional roles.
    Prerequisite: PSY1020
  • A holistic study of the individual in the total span of life from birth through senior adulthood as a foundation for understanding human development, including the process of human growth and development, the needs in the major life stages and the biblical perspective of human development.


Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement Students majoring in Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist or Early Childhood Education may elect to complete this endorsement in addition to the requirements for the BSEd degree.