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Master of Education in Special Education Intervention

Teachers who wish to enhance their skills in providing additional academic support for students with learning disabilities could learn the methods and techniques needed in Winthrop University's Master of Education in Special Education Intervention program. Read more here about this online MEd program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Special Education Intervention

School Offering Program:

Winthrop University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of this MEd in Special Education Intervention program must be licensed educators, possess a bachelor's degree, and show they held a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Strong assessment and collaborative skills are important, as students of this program will find an academic focus on how to assess student behavior and work with parents, administrators, and other teachers in providing student support. All applicants to Winthrop University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

What behavioral characteristics are displayed by students with specific learning disabilities? How is applied behavior analysis, cognitive strategy training, and other instructional interventions used in the classroom? Which assessment procedures best monitor student progress as intervention is implemented? These are among the topics explored in the Master of Education in Special Education Intervention program at Winthrop University. Other topics discussed in the core coursework include the design and use of positive behavioral interventions, collaboration and team building efforts, contemporary research in school-based interventions, and integration/transition practices for K-12 students. Instructional support practices in areas of mathematics and literacy are also covered. All students complete a research project in which they will design and implement an intervention plan.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Winthrop University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Special Education Intervention:

The curriculum of this MEd program consists of ten courses totaling 30 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact the University of Scranton to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (30 credits)

  • Educational Research
  • Literacy Strategies for Struggling Learners
  • Characteristics of Students with LD
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
  • Issues and Trends in School-Based Intervention
  • Facilitating K-Postsecondary Transition and Support
  • Advanced Academic Interventions
  • Advanced Formative Assessment in School-Based Intervention
  • Mathematics Interventions
  • Advanced Studies in School-Based Intervention

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While the MEd in Special Education Intervention provides the level of education needed for teachers to assess students and develop intervention responses, graduates seeking a career in postsecondary academics could enter a doctoral degree program. A doctorate may be a requirement for those who wish to teach at a university or assume administrative positions in a postsecondary institution.

Doctoral degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • PhD in Special Education
  • Doctor of Education in Special Education
  • Doctor of Education in Leadership and Management

Career Paths:

Upon completion of the Master of Education in Special Education Intervention program, graduates could immediately begin applying methods and techniques they've studied in their own learning environments. They might work at the elementary, middle, or high school levels in public or private institutions. Some graduates might focus on a specific area of intervention, choosing to coach students in areas such as math or literacy.

Some career titles for graduates include:

  • Reading specialist
  • MTSS manager
  • Behavioral interventionist
  • RTI intervention teacher
  • Elementary instructional coach