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Notre Dame College’s bachelor’s degree in mild to moderate intervention specialist has been named among the top 25 online special education programs in the country.

The College’s online Bachelor of Arts in education in Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (K–12) is rated No. 24 by, which scores programs based on cost, reputation and alumni success rate. The assessment combines a school’s average score from respected college rankings publishers, including U.S. News, Forbes, Money, Wall Street Journal and Washington Monthly, among others, with a school’s average student review score from around the web.

Inclusion in the Best Online Bachelor’s in Special Education for 2020 indicates Notre Dame is a top consensus-ranked college and a school that recognizes the changing needs of students today, according to

The ranking highlights several aspects of the Notre Dame degree that set it apart, including that those who complete the program are thoroughly prepared to sit for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Exam to work as a licensed mild to moderate intervention specialists in the state as well as are ready to attend graduate school.

Students also can transfer up to 90 credit hours toward the Notre Dame undergraduate degree. Those enrolled need a total of 120 credit hours of coursework to graduate, so the program can be completed in one to four years, depending on transfer credits.

Another feature of the program that adds to its high ranking is the extensive amount of field work opportunities offered. Student receive more than 1,000 hours of actual education experience, in addition to student teaching.

Flexibility and convenience also make the College’s online degree a great choice. Students can take classes on a full- or part-time basis, in 8- or 16 -week course cycles. Those who enroll also can begin the degree program at any one of six different term times each year.

All courses while online are provided synchronously, which means students work together and with faculty in real-time, building community and professional networks as well as education competencies.

Classes cover integrated technology, curriculum principles, educational psychology, collaborative teaming, developmental reading instruction, classroom management, and assessment techniques for special education, among other topics.

Notre Dame has been training successful educators for nearly 100 years, and teaching continues to be a career in high demand. Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate the field of special education, in particular, is growing, with job opportunities expected to increase up to 8 percent by 2026.

August 2020

About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact