Special Education – Mild Intervention Program Certification
Taylor University’s Special Education – Mild Intervention program prepares and equips future educators to teach students with mild to moderate special needs. This certificate allows graduates to provide mild intervention for students with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and developmental delays in general or special education, preschool through grade 12 classrooms.
At Taylor, we focus on teaching our students from a biblical perspective. This opens doors for our students to be witnesses of Christ—showing His love not just in words, but in action—through one-on-one and group interaction with these students.
Listen to Dr. Tammy Mahon, Director of the Mild Intervention Program, talk about how Taylor's program prepares future teachers to help students with special needs be successful.
Taylor students begin practicing Mild Intervention in the classroom during their freshman year and continue through their student-teaching placements senior year. Having multiple field experiences during your time at Taylor will shape who you are as a teacher and give you ample time to learn from other students before you get your own.
Upon graduation and passing certification exams, you will be licensed by the State of Indiana to teach students in both general education and special education settings. The license can transfer to almost anywhere in the United States and makes you highly marketable as a teaching professional.
Advanced Certificate in Special Education
Taylor does not offer a certification program to work with individuals with severe to profound disabilities, but Taylor’s Education program partners with Indiana Wesleyan so students can get certified in this area by taking just three additional courses.
Work as a referee, team host, scorekeeper, timekeeper, or skill session volunteer at Taylor’s annual Special Olympics basketball tournament, hosted in the Kesler Student Activities Center. Interact and make friends with people of all ages with special needs, learning their unique perspective on life and encouraging them to enjoy the game and play their best.
Special Education Curriculum & Degree Options
- Mild Intervention Certificate
Contact the Education Department
Dr. Cindy Tyner, Chair of the Education Department
Shannon Shilts, Education Program Assistant