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Mild Intervention Overview

If you are a teacher seeking a mild intervention license in grades preschool through 12, the Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12) program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is right for you. Throughout the program, you will develop knowledge and skills to use in the classroom as a special education teacher.

The Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12) program at SMWC requires a 32-credit hour post-baccalaureate course of study, which has been designed to prepare educators to be flexible and adaptable when in the classroom. Our degree programs provide the flexibility to lead you to the career of your dreams. With your professional advisors helping you along the way, you can mix and match majors and minors to get the perfect degree tailored to you and your career aspirations.


What is Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12)?
Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12) is a licensure program that prepares educators to engage with students who have mild disabilities in a variety of settings. Educators who have this license gain content and pedagogical knowledge to use in the classroom.

Why get an Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12) license?
Earning your Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12) license from SMWC will allow you to have hands-on clinical experiences that will offer knowledge you can take with you into the classroom. The program curriculum is aligned with the 2013 InTASC and covers a variety of teaching domains. While completing your classes in an online format, you’ll be able to flex your schedule to meet your routine.

What is the average annual salary of someone with an Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12) licensure?
As you look at starting salaries, keep in mind that the cost of living and opportunities to move with a career or industry sector should also factor into your decision. Although a salary can vary among different positions, the average salary for a special education teacher is $62,130, according to Salary.com.

What support and resources are provided at SMWC?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides exceptional, personalized learning resource services to encourage student success. The LRC offers help with a range of academic support services, including a writing center, tutoring, college success courses and more.

Are there 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

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is routinely ranked by US News and World Report among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest and the Best Value Schools. Our departments are also routinely ranked for their individual degree programs.
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