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What Is an Academic Interventionist and How to Become One

How to Become an Academic Interventionist

The qualifications that you need to become an academic interventionist include at least a bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, education, or special education and a state license. Many positions require you to obtain a state teaching license to perform interventionist responsibilities. However, some states may have different certification requirements for interventionists. In some schools, you may be qualified to perform the duties of an interventionist as a paraprofessional with an associate degree in special education and relevant experience. To excel as an academic interventionist, you must have strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to work with young students.

What Is an Academic Interventionist?

An academic interventionist is an education professional who oversees behavioral and academic issues at a school. As an academic interventionist, your job duties include monitoring the progress of all the students and identifying those who are having learning issues or other academic problems. You work with teachers, students, and parents to develop a special plan to address these issues. The qualifications for this career include a bachelor’s degree in childhood development, education, or psychology, a state teaching license, and experience in a classroom setting. Essential skills for the job include patience, observational awareness, and communication.