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The M.Ed. degree in Special Education provides learning opportunities for classroom teachers to better manage resources for students with disabilities. It offers the content-certified teacher an additional Pennsylvania state certification in special education, either in grades PreK-8 or grades 7-12. The degree also provides already certified special educators with the additional Autism Spectrum Disorder state endorsement.

Graduate degree candidates enrolled in the program receive one-on-one advising, attend small classes, collaborate with practitioners and administrators in local school districts, and develop close relationships with faculty who have diverse experiences in K-12 schools. Degree candidates are engaged in innovative programs, partnerships within the school communities, and student organizations and volunteer opportunities. The program includes a practicum requirement, which involves a research project in special education involving 90 hours of field-based, directed study experiences under the supervision of a mentor.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Advanced Studies in Behavior
Instructional Methods & Practices
Special Learning Needs

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