Special Education

Pennsylvania State PreK-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification

This 23-credit (minimum) certification program is designed for graduate students seeking Pennsylvania additional certification in Special Education PreK-8 or Special Education 7-12.

M.Ed. Special Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Special Education is designed for the college graduate who holds instructional certification in special education and who is interested in pursuing advanced studies in special education.

Ph.D. Special Education

This 60-credit degree program is designed for the college graduate who holds a master’s degree in special education or a related area and who is interested in pursuing advanced studies in special education. This degree program prepares students for careers in educational leadership in higher education as teacher trainers, consultants, and researchers.

M.Ed. Special Education & Dual Pennsylvania State Certification in 7-12 Special Education and 7-12 General Education

This 30-credit (minimum) master’s program is designed for students seeking Pennsylvania certification as Special Education 7-12 teachers (with dual certification eligibility). 

M.Ed. Special Education & Dual Pennsylvania State Certification in PreK-8 Special Education and PreK-4 General Education

This 30-credit (minimum) master's program is designed for students seeking Pennsylvania certification as Special Education PreK-8 teachers (with dual certification eligibility).

M.Ed. Special Education & Pennsylvania State PreK-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification

This 32-credit (minimum) master's program is designed for graduate students seeking Pennsylvania additional certification as Special Education PreK-8 or Special Education 7-12 teachers.

The following PA certificate holders may enroll in a Special Education PreK-8 program:  N-3, K-6, PreK-4, 4-8, K-12, and Reading Specialist.