The Special Education program requires prior Pennsylvania teaching certification in another area.
The program offers two certification pathways. Students can enroll in a course of studies leading to Pre K- 8 certification or in a course of studies leading to 7- 12 certification, as noted below. Both pathways require 39 credit hours of coursework and include an internship.
All students who are pursuing a master’s degree must complete the research and foundation course requirements and pass a capstone experience/ comprehensive examination.
Note: Students must pass the requisite PECT test(s), which are mandated by the Pennsylvania Dept of Education in addition to the curricular requirements.