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The Master of Science in Special Education program equips teaching professionals with the fundamental skills, knowledge and competencies needed to meet the needs of students with disabilities in multiple settings. The program is a flexible and convenient part-time graduate program that gives current teachers a comprehensive understanding of developing the potential of students with disabilities.
The Special Education program consists of 49.5 credits divided between 31.5 credits in Core Special Education Certification courses, 12 credits in concentration courses, and 6 credits in research.
The Master of Science in Special Education is intended for those interested in gaining greater skills and expertise in the area of Special Education and/or a teaching certificate in the area of special education. Candidates seeking PA special education certification must have been issued a prior PA Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate. Students who do not have their teaching certification have the following options:
*In order to qualify for PA Instructional I Special Education N-12 certification, all certification courses must be completed (with the required minimum grade), the Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications Test (code 0354 or 5354) must be taken and passed, and the application for PA certification must be in TIMS (Teacher Information Management System) by August 31, 2013. Students completing the certification courses and passing the PECT Special Education PreK-8 Modules (Modules 1 and 2) after 8/31/13, will be eligible for the PA Instructional I Special Education PreK-8 certification.
Drexel also offers a Supervisor of Special Education certification program. Click here to view more information about this program.
Graduate Education Non-Matriculated OptionDo you need continuing education requirements, Act 48 credits, or just looking for professional development and only want to take a couple of classes? Learn more about our non-matriculated option.
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