PA Department Of Education Certification Only 24 Credits
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 teacher PreK-12 Special Education.
Students can earn either a Master of Arts in Education with Certification in Special Education (33 credits) or Certification only in Special Education (24 credits).
In addition to the standard admission requirements for Graduate Education, applicants must provide a valid teaching certificate or evidence of completion of all requirements for certification, including passing scores on all relevant PECT or PRAXIS exams.
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
The Inclusion Practicum
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