with an option for a M.Ed. in Special Education


EDU 567

English Language Learner

SPE 505

Teaching Students with High Incident Disabilities

SPE 506

Teaching Students with Low Incident Disabilities

SPE 507

Special Education Processes and Procedures

SPE 509

Content Areas Instructional Strategies

SPE 525

Autism Etiology and Characteristics

SPE 516

Teaching Students with Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities

SPE 547

Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom

SPE 548

Advanced Special Education Processes, Procedures,& Instructional Strategies

SPE 517


*EDU 599

Educational Research

*SPE 508

Technology and Support Instruction

*Required for the M.Ed.
Classes are offered in the evenings during 8 week sessions. Format is mainly Hybrid.

Certification – 30 credits
M.Ed. 36 credits

Program Requirements

In addition to the admissions requirements we require the student to meet the following criteria:

  • 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Current PA Teaching certificate for current teachers.
  • Literacy instruction/methods course
  • Math instruction/methods course
  • Developmental or educational psychology course that addresses the preK-8 grade band
  • Current (no more than one year old) clearances for ACT 34 Criminal Record, ACT 151 Child Abuse Record, and FBI Federal Criminal History prior to your Practicum experience.

Existing Pennsylvania teacher certification in one of the following areas for 4-8 certification:

  • Elementary K-6
  • Early Childhood PreK-4
  • Elementary Middle 4-8
  • Reading Specialist

Existing Pennsylvania teacher certification in one of the following areas for 7-12 certification:

  • Secondary 7-12
  • Reading Specialist