Mild Intervention Overview
The SMWC Education Department offers alternate mild intervention program for teacher candidates who seek to obtain a mild intervention license in grades 5 through 12. Our MI/5-12 program requires a 35 credit hour post-baccalaureate course of study, which has been designed to prepare a strong special education teacher who will serve students having mild disabilities in a variety of settings (i.e., inclusive, pull-out or self-contained classrooms) at the secondary level. Upon completion of the 35 credit hour coursework, teacher candidates will gain content and pedagogical knowledge, clinical experiences and professional dispositions to implement evidence-based intervention for students in 5-12 classrooms.
Because you’ll get quality education:
- Our Mild Intervention (Grades 5 – 12) is approved by the Indiana Department of Education and meets all of REPA 3 (Rules for Educator Preparation and Accreditation) regulations.
- You will be afforded several clinical/field experiences culminating in student teaching the last semester of your senior year. Diverse placements will be arranged in private and/or public schools within Indiana or Illinois.
- Your education will be shaped by veteran educators in the field as well as Education faculty who are accomplished in their area of expertise.
- Your experience will be enriched by a variety of extracurricular and/or professional development experiences where you will be able to apply your classroom knowledge in real school settings.
- The learning outcomes of the bachelor’s degree are aligned with the 2013 InTASC standards and cover the following domains: learner and learning, content knowledge, instructional practice, and professional responsibility.
Because we offer several advantages:
- Classes are online, in traditional 16 weeks or accelerated 8 weeks. Some classes are also offered in an alternative or hybrid format.
- Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.
- Advisors are committed to your growth and success.
- Small class size provides ample opportunities for differentiated instruction, hands-on application, and caring support.
- Basic competency (CASA/SAT/ACT/GRE) plus one of the following:
- Content test(s) required if your undergrad cumulative GPA is under 2.5 and/or intended licensure does not correspond to undergraduate major
- No content tests if your undergrad cumulative GPA is 2.5, you have five years experience and your intended licensure is your undergraduate major
- No content tests if your undergrad cumulative GPA is 3.0 and your intended licensure is your undergraduate major*
- No content tests if you hold a graduate degree in the desired content area*
- Background check
- Essay and resume
- 3 professional recommendations
*In any scenario, we strongly recommend that the prospective student attempt the content test(s) prior to admission