Special Education

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 Instructional 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.

Core

Choose 12 credits

EDU 500

Issues in Education

EDU 504

Curriculum

EDU 510

Learning

EDU 515

Research Methods

EDU 567

Issues in Educational Technology

EDU 517

Special Education

EDU 539

Learning Strategies

EDU 509

Assessment

EDU 573

Teaching in ESL Programs: Theory and Practice

12 credits

*Required core course

Track 1

 

EDU 517

Special Education*

EDU 515

Research Methods*

EDU 526

Characteristics I

EDU 527

Characteristics II

EDU 528

Methods I

EDU 509

Assessment*

EDU 529

Methods II

EDU 519

Inclusion

EDU 539

Learning Strategies*

EDU 585

Special Topics

EDU 576

Masters Project (6 credits)

36 credits (including core courses)

Track 2

 

EDU 517

Special Education*

EDU 515

Research Methods*

EDU 526

Characteristics I

EDU 527

Characteristics II

EDU 528

Methods I

EDU 509

Assessment*

EDU 529

Methods II

EDU 519

Inclusion

EDU 539

Learning Strategies*

EDU 585

Special Topics

EDU 576

Masters Project (6 cr.)

EDU 582

Observation and Practice (0-3 cr.)

37 credits (including core courses)

Track 3

 

EDU 517

Special Education*

EDU 515

Research Methods*

EDU 526

Characteristics I

EDU 527

Characteristics II

EDU 528

Methods I

EDU 509

Assessment*

EDU 529

Methods II

EDU 519

Inclusion

EDU 539

Learning Strategies*

EDU 520

Reading Methods

EDU524

Writing/LA Methods

EDU 525

Math Methods

EDU 576

Masters Project (6 credits)

EDU 577

Field (0 cr.)

43 credits (including core courses)

Track 4

 

EDU 517

Special Education*

EDU 515

Research Methods*

EDU 504

Curriculum*

EDU 505

Teaching

EDU 526

Characteristics I

EDU 527

Characteristics II

EDU 528

Methods I

EDU 519

Inclusion

EDU 509

Assessment*

EDU 529

Methods II

EDU 539

Learning Strategies*

EDU 520

Reading Methods

EDU524

Writing/LA Methods

EDU 525

Math Methods

EDU 582

Observation and Practice (0-3 cr.)

EDU 578

Student Teaching (12 cr.)

54+ credits (including core courses)