This combined degree program leads to either a B.A. or B.S. degree in an academic discipline from the College of Arts and Sciences, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Health, or the College of Business, and an M.Ed. degree in Special Education. In addition, students also earn eligibility for a Special Education teaching certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) in grades PreK-12.
The demand for special education teacher remains very high. This degree program will allow students who are interested in special education to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years instead of the traditional six. They are also eligible for getting a a Special Education teaching certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
This 39-credit (minimum) master’s program prepares students for certification as PreK-12 special education teachers.
|Introduction to Inclusion and Exceptional Education
|Instructional Design for K-12 Classrooms
|Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
|K-12 Classroom Environment and Management
|Early Childhood Education
|Alternative Curricular Approaches
|Intensive Intervention in Reading
|Intensive Intervention in Mathematics and Content Area Literacy
|Supporting Transition for Individuals with Disabilities
|Positive Behavior Support
|Assessment in Special Education
|Advanced Inclusionary Practices in K-12
|Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar
|Other electives as approved by advisor
|Click here to view the course catalog which provides descriptions of the courses.