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What is an intervention specialist?

Intervention specialists are versatile educators who teach children who have been identified as needing specially designed instruction.

Full tuition scholarship

Grant provides stipend for adult learners

Intervention specialist

Schools are in desperate need for intervention specialists, according to Gayle Trollinger, professor of education.

Full tuition scholarships will be awarded to select teachers to earn intervention specialist endorsements. Grants will be presented to 11 teachers from Education Partner schools.

This program is funded by a $130,000 grant received from Ohio Department of Higher Education. Funds must be distributed by summer 2022. Awards will be made based on transcripts and application statement. Online classes will begin fall 2022.

How to apply:

If you are employed by one of Bluffton’s Education Partner schools

  • Apply to Bluffton graduate programs in education 
    • Deadline to apply is April 29, 2022.
  • Upon acceptance, pay your enrollment deposit, technology fee and books. While your tuition will be covered, incidentals will not. Deadline to accept the grant and pay fees is June 13, 2022.


Recipients of the full-tuition scholarship must agree to the following:

  • To complete the intervention specialist program, including passing the appropriate state-required exam and apply to the state for intervention specialist licensure.
  • To serve as an intervention specialist in a school for at least two years.

For more information about Bluffton’s Education Partner Program or the intervention specialist adult licensure program, contact:

Claire Clay
Director of Public Relations and Enrollment Operations 
(419) 358-3456