Our Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education is offered online. The program will help you gain the knowledge and high leverage practices to provide excellent education to students with special needs. The MEd in Special Education prepares both teachers and those who want to serve in administrative positions for special needs students in Pre-K through 12th grade.

Program Details

Two Track Options: PA Certification Requirements

If you anticipate that you will graduate by December 30, 2021:

  • For Elementary Special Education (Pre K-8), you must hold Pre K-4, Elementary or Middle Level Certification
  • For Secondary Special Education (7-12th), you must hold Secondary Education 7-12 Subject Certification
  • Successful completion of PECT tests
    - Pre K-8th Test:  #8011 and #8012 (www.pa.nesinc.com)
    - 7-12th Test: #8015 and #8016 (www.pa.nesinc.com)

If you anticipate that you will graduate after January 1, 2022:

  • Complete coursework for the PreK-12 Special Education Certification
  • Successfully complete PECT tests:
    - The PreK-12 Special Education Certification Testing: In development by PA Department of Education

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