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 PK 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 (PK-8), you must hold PK-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
    - PK-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:

Learn More: Why Eastern?

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.