Full scholarship


Scholarships available for Intervention Specialist coursework

Bluffton University will award 11 full-tuition scholarships to current teachers seeking their Ohio Department of Education intervention specialist license.

The program is funded by a $130,000 grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Eligible teachers must work at schools connected to Bluffton University’s Education Partnership.

Partner schools include:

  • Ada Exempted Village Schools
  • Allen County Educational Service Center
  • Allen East Local Schools
  • Benjamin Logan Local School District
  • Bluffton Exempted Village Schools
  • Cory-Rawson Local Schools
  • Elida Local Schools
  • Kenton City Schools
  • Lima City Schools
  • Riverdale School District
  • Shawnee Local School District

The application deadline is April 29, 2022, with online classes beginning in fall 2022. Awards will be made based on transcripts and application statement. Recipients must commit to teaching as an intervention specialist for two years.

Bluffton University offers a variety of graduate programs in education including intervention specialist licensure, reading endorsement and a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd). Teachers who take the intervention specialist or reading endorsement coursework can finish their MAEd with just six additional core classes. All coursework is offered online or via Zoom.

For more information on the scholarship, becoming a partner school or Bluffton’s graduate programs in education, contact Shelby Koenig, enrollment counselor, at koenigs@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3684.

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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.