Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education Intervention

Program time to completion: 2 years


Make Instructional Decisions That Enhance Student Success.

The M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention program seeks to support all who ask this question. Our 30-credit, 100% online program offers two tracks for licensed teachers. Both tracks share 18 core credit hours focused on advanced knowledge in the most current and culturally responsive best practices in academic and behavioral interventions within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). You’ll learn advanced assessment skills in data-based individualization (DBI) and educational research, design, and analysis. Each track has 12 additional credit hours that complete the 30- hour M.Ed. program. You’ll learn advanced skills in literacy and behavioral supports, assessment, data-based individualization(DBI), and educational research design and analysis.

Program Fast Facts

  • Study with respected RTI and MTSS experts
  • 100% online courses
  • 10-course curriculum comprising 30 credit hours
  • Optional special education licensure track
  • CAEP-accredited curriculum

Upcoming Terms

Intervention Track: Summer 2023 

Licensure Track: Summer 2023 

Online M.Ed. in Intervention Learning Outcomes

The 30-credit program builds educators’ skills in culturally responsive, systematic, and research-validated data-based decision-making to support every student within the school setting. This program teaches school-based interventionists how to:

  • Improve academic and behavioral programs, support, and services based on knowledge of intervention and standards-based core curricula.
  • Apply valid and reliable assessment practices that inform instruction and curricula.
  • Facilitate improvement in the systems-level delivery of core and intervention curricula.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness based on empirical data and make recommendations in professional practice.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders effectively to improve outcomes for all students.
  • Create effective learning environments by leading in program development, delivering professional development, and writing grants.

Curriculum Note: The online M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention is housed in the Special Education Program at Winthrop with assignments developed to specifically address National Board Professional Teaching Standards. Though the Licensure track will prepare anyone who has a current general education teaching license to be endorsed to teach special education within the state you reside, you must first check your specific state’s requirements before applying to the program to determine the applicability of these courses to your state’s add-on licensure requirements

For more information on the program learning outcomes visit our curriculum page.

Why Choose Winthrop’s online M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention Program?

  • Practical: Practice what you learn through authentic intervention projects in your current classroom environment. You’ll receive specific, valuable feedback from faculty who are experienced practitioners. Apply your skills as you promote a school-wide, collaborative approach to problem-solving within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).
  • Specialized: Through a focused, collaborative, and iterative problem-solving process, you’ll learn how to select appropriate and validated academic and behavioral interventions, assess student progress, engage in diagnostic data analysis, and adapt interventions to better meet students’ strengths and needs.
  • Respected: You’ll receive support from faculty who are experts in:
    • Culturally responsive academic and behavioral support practices.
    • National and state assessment and evaluation practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).
    • Inclusive practices for students with extensive support needs.
    • Translating research to practice in both general and special education settings.

“As a special education teacher, this program has helped me develop relationships with other professionals to increase inclusion practices, as well as provide additional support to students in the general education classroom."
- Melissa R., Current M.Ed. Student

Learn More Today!

An online M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention from Winthrop University prepares you with the expertise and skills you need to transform the future of your students through effective intervention selection and delivery. Gain the knowledge you need to make a difference. Contact a program manager toll-free at 833-257-1704 to learn more or request more information today.