Certifications

Two of the graduate specializations have been reviewed and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thus, students who complete one of the programs below may be eligible for state certifications, as long as they meet other requirements established by PDE. The reading specialist specialization enables teachers who are already certified to obtain both a reading specialist certificate and a master's degree in education with a specialization in reading. The special education specialization enables teachers who are already certified to obtain both a special education certificate and a master's degree in education with a specialization in special education.