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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.
In addition to the coursework, students will build a professional e-portfolio which displays their mastery of the knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of special education.
The Master of Science in Special Education is intended for those interested in gaining greater skills and expertise in the area of Special Education. Included in the curriculum for the M.S. in Special Education is the coursework necessary to pursue the PA Instructional I Special Education PreK-8 or 7-12 certification. Candidates seeking PA Special Education certification, PreK-8 or 7-12, must have an active PA Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate in a corresponding area. Students who do not have their teaching certification have the following options:
Drexel also offers a Supervisor of Special Education Certificate 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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