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Special Education Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Education with PA Certification in Special Education PreK-Grade 12

Offered on campus

Build a Career in an In-Demand Field

Prepare for a fulfilling career in the field of special education with our Bachelor of Arts in Education leading to Pennsylvania certification in special education for PreK through 12th grade. Develop the skills needed to understand and effectively teach children with learning, intellectual, physical, multiple, health, emotional and sensory disabilities, as well as autism spectrum disorders.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies.
  • Develop instructional plans and set goals based on students and the instructional context.
  • Establish and maintain purposeful and equitable classroom environments.
  • Demonstrate integrity, ethical behavior, and professional conduct as stated in the Pennsylvania Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators.

Courses & Topics

Some of the courses in this program include:

  • Special Education and Inclusive Practices
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  • Instructional/Assistive Technology and Universal Design
  • High Incidence Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Evidence-Based Effective Instruction: Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Intensive Reading, Writing, and Math Interventions
  • Secondary Transitions

Meet Our Faculty