Intervention Specialist Major

Prepare for a career in educational/child care settings providing services to children with special needs. You’ll learn a holistic, child-centered approach that promotes appreciation of the diversity and special needs of today’s children and families. You’ll also get an affordable, solid foundation for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.

Coursework and training emphasize developmentally appropriate curriculum design and instruction based on guidelines set by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Ohio standards. The program includes extensive field observations and a 210-hour practicum in a special needs classroom.

Qualified degree candidates will demonstrate professional knowledge, abilities, dispositions, values and attitudes regarding child development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, family and community relationships, assessment and evaluation, professionalism and practice during field experiences.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  
Student Success Seminar
EDU131  
Introduction to Child Development
EDU132  
Observation, Assessment, and
 
Group Management
EDU126  
Educational Technology
PSY121  
General Psychology
ENG124  
College Composition
EDU122  
Curriculum Design and Instruction
EDU123  
Health & Nutrition
EDU225  
The Exceptional Child
MTH108  
Explorations in Modern Mathematics or
 
MTH124 Statistics
COM121  
Effective Speaking
EDU125  
Children w/Physical Exceptionalities
EDU130  
Intro to the Teaching Profession
EDU221  
Language Arts
EDU223  
Community & Family-based Program
SOC225  
Cultural Diversity
EDU227  
ECE Practicum and Seminar
EDU229  
Educational Psychology
EDU230  
Children w/Socioemotional
 
Exceptionalities
PHL122  
Ethics
BIO126  
Science, Energy, & the Environment (lab)
 
or BIO127 Human Biology (lab)

TOTAL CREDITS 62

Associate of applied science in early childhood education

The University of Akron

  • ODJFS licensed child care settings
  • preschools
  • Head Start
  • MRDD
  • assistant teacher
  • teacher

All education students are required to complete a background check through the Stark State College Security Office. Fees are $30 for state and $30 for federal.

  • Education Club
  • Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society)