The special education specialization is unique in that four different pathways, or tracks, to a masters degree and/or certification are offered. Track 1 addresses the needs of educators who hold an Instructional I or II Certificate in Special Education. Track 2 addresses the needs of educators who already possess an Instruction I or II Certificate in Elementary Education. Educators pursing Track 3 hold and Instructional I or II, but not in Elementary or Special Education. Track 4 is designed for individuals who do not possess an Instructional I Certificate.
Candidates for certification must also meet requirements set by PDE. For example, they must satisfactorily complete the testing requirements set by PDE, and in some cases, the student teaching requirement.
*Required core course
36 credits (including core courses)
37 credits (including core courses)
43 credits (including core courses)
54+ credits (including core courses)