Online Master of Education in Special Education Intervention

Learn Intervention Approaches for Empowering Students to Succeed

Seek Your Advanced Degree With a Renowned University

With the right support, more students can remain and thrive in inclusive classrooms. Join Winthrop University’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education Intervention program to learn intervention approaches that can make a meaningful difference in your students’ lives. Our online classes will equip you with the skills to coordinate and deliver evidence-supported interventions involving behavior, literacy and numeracy so that you play a central role in improving student outcomes.

Winthrop’s online M.Ed. program prepares you to build, lead and participate in Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) programs, enabling you to support each student’s learning with minimal disruption. You can also select an optional special education licensure track* that meets the Council for Exceptional Children’s initial preparation standards. This track helps you prepare for special education certification via online courses on literacy, research, behavioral methods and more.

Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university committed to excellence, ranking among the top institutions of our kind in the nation. With our highly qualified faculty and high-quality curricula, we attract a diverse student population dedicated to achievement and social responsibility.

100% Online Courses

CAEP-Accredited Curriculum

Duration: 2 Years

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“This cohort has changed the way I think about serving children in my daily practice. These courses have taught me the importance of using validated, researched practices as interventions for students who have differentiating needs. I feel more competent to teach both students with lower or higher abilities due to the focus on interventions.”
Bryndle B., M.Ed. Student

A CAEP-Accredited Program With Two Tracks for Licensed Teachers

Select the Intervention track to learn proven interventions for supporting students in standards-based classrooms before they need special education. Winthrop also offers a Licensure track to non-Special Education teachers, enabling them to focus on core competencies that align with CEC’s Initial Preparation standards in K-12 Special Education.

No matter which track you choose, you’ll complete core courses focusing on impactful intervention strategies, such as:

Literacy Strategies for Struggling Learners

Explore the theoretical underpinnings of reasons, symptoms and evidence-based intervention practices for students needing literacy support.

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

Learn about designing and implementing positive behavioral interventions and support for students with significant behavioral challenges.

Advanced Academic Interventions

Study a variety of evidence-based instructional interventions, including applied behavior analysis, cognitive strategy training and computer-assisted interventions.

Advanced Studies in School-Based Intervention

Implement a research project that includes a literature review on research-based intervention to address the needs of students with disabilities or at-risk students.

Discover What Makes Winthrop’s Online Programs More Impactful

Seek your master’s degree online with Winthrop to experience the same rigorous curricula as our on-campus programs while learning from many of the same instructors. You’ll take classes in a convenient online format that fits your schedule, getting the support to succeed by engaging with our dedicated faculty and your classmates. Many of our programs bolster the online courses with hands-on learning through internships, practica, interactive assignments and capstone projects.

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Answer the Nation’s Call for Special Education Teachers and Interventionists

In 2020, 48 states didn’t have enough special education teachers for their classrooms.1 With Winthrop’s online M.Ed. program, you have a direct path to the skills and licensure needed to reverse this trend. You can also gain skills for meeting the growing demand for interventionists trained in RTI or MTSS.

10 Careers for Our M.Ed. Graduates

  1. Academic interventionist
  2. Behavioral interventionist
  3. Elementary instructional coach
  4. Instructional coach
  5. Literacy interventionist
  6. Math interventionist
  7. Mathematics instructional coach
  8. MTSS manager
  9. RTI intervention teacher
  10. Special education teacher

The Values, Education and Experience That Matter to Your Future

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University provides a distinct, value-oriented education that enables students to thrive in the 21st century. Here, you’ll discover how our commitment to service, excellence, diversity, community and leadership provide a foundation for your professional and personal development, putting you on track for long-term success.

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  1. NPR. “Students with disabilities have a right to qualified teachers — but there’s a shortage.” Retrieved June 2, 2022, from

*Each state has different licensure requirements, so students will need to check their specific state’s requirements.