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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 Kindergarten through 6. Our MI/K-6 program requires a 32 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). Upon completion of the 32 credit hour coursework, teacher candidates will gain content and pedagogical knowledge, clinical experiences and professional dispositions to implement evidence-based intervention for students in K-6 classrooms.


Because you’ll get quality education:

  • Our Mild Intervention (Kindergarten through Grade 6) 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.
Admission requirements
  • Basic competency (CASA/SAT/ACT/GRE) plus one of the following:
    • Content subtests (all 4) required if your undergrad cumulative GPA is under 2.5
    • No content tests if your undergrad cumulative GPA is 2.5 and you have five years experience*
    • No content tests if your undergrad cumulative GPA is 3.0*

*In any scenario, we strongly recommend that the prospective student attempt the content tests prior to admission