A major in Intervention Specialist Education enables graduates to qualify for an Ohio special education license as an intervention specialist covering kindergarten through grade 12.
Graduates are prepared to address the needs of students with mild to moderate disabilities such as learning disabilities, behavioral issues, autism and mild physical disabilities. A required 12-hour core of reading courses prepares ISE majors to address literacy instruction for all students. As an intervention specialist, graduates are prepared to coteach with the regular classroom teacher in an inclusion setting or work with individuals or small groups of students in a special education resource room setting. Multiple opportunities to work in classrooms and experience all aspects of teaching occur throughout the four-year program. Small class sizes build strong relationships with faculty and fellow students, and close mentoring occurs by faculty, who have real-world experience as classroom teachers.
Marietta College has one of the top four education programs in Ohio by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Over several years, the education program has achieved 100 percent job placement for its graduates.