What will I learn?

Make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by majoring in special education at The University of Toledo. Our intervention specialists become classroom teachers in grades K-12.

UToledo's accredited intervention specialist program combines in-depth training in research-based, special education practices with in-classroom teaching experiences. UToledo’s urban setting allows our students to be exposed to a range of disabilities and classrooms.

Undergraduates who earn their intervention specialist licenses work with students who have:

Mild to moderate disabilities — cognitive impairments, specific learning disabilities, challenging behaviors and more
Moderate to intensive disabilities — physical disabilities, cognitive impairments, autism, significant emotional/behavioral issues and more

Special Education Intervention Specialist - Grades K-12 Bachelor's Degree Highlights

Quality field placements. The Judith Herb College of Education gives students four field placements in various settings and schools. This makes them better prepared for teaching in the classroom.
Outstanding pass rate for licensure exam. More than 95% of UToledo special education majors earn licenses as intervention specialists.
Service learning. UToledo provides the opportunity to work directly with special needs students beginning your freshman year through various programs on the UToledo campus — Toledo Transitions and Project SEARCH.

Many students also apply to work with children of military families around the world through Camp Adventure.
State-of-the-art technology/curriculum resource center. Experts at the Carver Resource Center in the Judith Herb College of Education offer students training in educational technology and provide classroom resources for field experiences.
Accreditation. UToledo’s special education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The intervention specialist (special education) licensure programs are nationally recognized by the International Council for Exceptional Children and approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

Career Opportunities

During the past five years, 96% of undergraduates completing the intervention specialist bachelor’s degree obtained employment after graduation.

Most students find jobs teaching students with special needs in public K-12, private, charter and specialty schools (i.e. schools for students with autism).

Which department am I in?

Judith Herb College of Education

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,108.00 per year
Tuition and general fees are for 12-18 semester hours
Application deadline

1 July 2022

Start date

13 January 2022, 30 August 2022


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,



43606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a 2.8 GPA.

For international students

You are a freshman student if you have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation with 2.7 GPA. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL internet-based: 71; TOEFL paper-based: 527; IELTS overall band: 6.0; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic overall score: 48; Duolingo English Test: 95; iTEP Academic: 3.7. Application deadlines: Fall Semester: July 1 and Spring Semester: Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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