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Winthrop Readies You for Whatever Your Future Holds

Winthrop is committed to enriching the lives of our students and preparing them for success in their individual futures. We are a public, comprehensive university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and we aim to be among the very best institutions of our kind in the nation. To maintain this goal, we adhere to a series of promises that shape the framework, curriculum and chosen faculty for all programs.

As an online graduate student, you’ll experience:

  • A challenging curriculum that is nationally ranked and accredited
  • A diverse cohort of high-achieving, socially responsible students
  • Learning from faculty with extensive industry experience
  • Close relationships within a community of learners
  • The challenge of mastering concepts that support success in a rapidly changing world
  • A dynamic educational experience that prepares you to live, learn and lead for a lifetime

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

Get the Details on How to Become an Interventionist

The online M.Ed. in Intervention provides you with the education and credentials needed to identify children who may need additional help in the classroom and deliver interventions in math, literacy or behavior. Whether you want to coordinate or deliver evidence-based support, the degree prepares you to build, lead or implement services for Response To Intervention (RTI) or Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) programs at a student’s level of learning with minimal disruption.

This program is offered online, allowing you to learn where and when it’s convenient for you while implementing concepts immediately to your current classroom.


The Curriculum Supports Multiple Cognates

Evidence-supported interventions are offered in behavior, math and literacy. You will receive a comprehensive education in each of them —— but you will select a focus area for your capstone project. You will graduate with an education in all three areas, but have more experience in your chosen subject.

Other course topics include:

  • Educational Research
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
  • Issues and Trends in Special Education

A Special Curriculum Note: The M.Ed. in Intervention is housed in the Special Education Program at Winthrop because the assignments are developed to specifically address National Board Professional Teaching Standards; however, it is not exclusively a master’s in Special Education program and does not lead to specific licensure.

The Growing Need for Classroom Interventionists and Professional Coaches

Recent education legislation calls for teachers to provide research-based interventions before children are designated for a special education track. Many educational organizations, from individual schools through state departments of education, decided to implement these interventions through a system called Response to Intervention (RTI), also referred to as a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS). As a result, interventionists are needed in the classroom, as professional coaches and as a designated position within school systems to ensure compliance and help children.

The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education Intervention is designed for licensed teachers whose goal is to become an interventionist or instructional coach.

Why Choose Winthrop’s Online M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention Degree?

  • Experienced Faculty

    The M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention faculty hold expertise as board-certified behavioral analysts, interventionists, psychologists and advisory board members for RTI and MTSS. Students will learn from faculty who are state and national leaders and top researchers in the field of math, literacy and behavior.

  • Immediate Relevancy

    You are able to practice what you learn by implementing intervention projects in your current classroom as part of your coursework.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum

    You will be able to coordinate and deliver evidence-supported intervention programs in the areas of behavior, literacy and numeracy to tier-1 level students.

  • Programmatic Accreditation

    Accredited by NCATE — National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education

Work in Various Careers with Your Intervention Degree

Academic Interventionist

Academic/Behavioral Interventionist

Behavior Interventionist

Elementary Instructional Coach

Instructional Coach

Instructional Coach/Reading Specialist


Literacy Interventionist

Math Interventionist

Mathematics Instructional Coach

MTSS Manager

Response Intervention Specialist

RTI Intervention Specialist

RTI Intervention Teacher

Teaching Interventionist