Special Education Interventionist K to Grade 8

Make a difference by teaching with a degree in special education.

Special Education Interventionist degrees and licensure are for dedicated, compassionate people who aspire to teach children, youth and adults with cognitive and learning disabilities or physical, behavioral impairments to help improve their overall quality of life. The special education program at UT Martin prepares future teachers with the ability to communicate with, educate, inspire and guide the students they will have in the classroom through a wide variety of courses geared towards student success and understanding. Whether you specialize in grades K-8 or 6-12 with focuses in English, mathematics, science or social studies, Special Education Interventionists will receive clinical lab experience, mentoring and a semester of student teaching.

Program Highlights

Career Opportunities

  • Classroom Teacher (Special Education Elementary/Middle School)
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Educational Consultant
  • Standardized Test Creator

Academic Program Requirements

Take the next step in your path to UT Martin.
“UT Martin has such a close-knit community surrounding the campus and it offers so many opportunities within the classroom as well as outside the classroom. There are always events planned for everyone attending UT Martin, so there is always something to do. ”
Bentley Gordon
Bentley Gordon

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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a vibrant learning community that combines big-school opportunities with a friendly, small-town feel. Take advantage of top-quality academics that will give you the support you need to soar.

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Department of Educational Studies
Dr. Clinton Smith, Chair
240 Gooch Hall
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238