Master of Arts in Education with Certification in Special Education (PreK-12)
Using a schedule that accommodates those already employed as teachers, this program is designed to be responsive to requirements promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (Division of Teacher Education Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation) requiring that special education teachers be certified according to specific competencies set forth in the regulations. Upon successful completion of this program, candidates are certified to teach PreK-12 special education.
Students can earn either a Master of Arts in Education with Certification in Special Education (33 credits) or Certification in Special Education only (24 credits).
In addition to the standard admission requirements for Graduate Education, applicants must also provide a valid teaching certificate or evidence of completion of all requirements for certification, including passing scores on all relevant PRAXIS exams.
EDC 503 Cognitive, Social and Emotional Development
EDC 655 Dimensions of Autism
EDC 751 Transformative Pedagogy: A Capstone Experience
EDC 510 Human Exceptionalities
EDC 619 Literacy Difficulties: Diagnosis and Instruction
EDC 644 Assessing the Abilities of All Learners
EDC 667 Implementing the IEP in the Inclusive Classroom
BLS 601 Techniques of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EDC 643 Developing and Adjusting Instruction
EDC 645 Planning and Instruction for Students with Special Needs
EDC 661 Teaching Across the Continuum of Student Needs