Elementary / Special Education Dual Certification

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Elementary/Special Education

Classes begin Fall, Spring and Summer

The master of education in elementary/special education degree is available to students seeking Pennsylvania elementary education (pre-K-grade 4) certification, Pennsylvania special education certification (Pre-K-Grade 8) and a master's degree.  Candidates for Pennsylvania certification must have completed undergraduate or graduate studies that include 6 credits each of college-level mathematics and English and/or literature.  They must also complete 3 credits each of biology, physical science, environmental sciences, U.S. history, economics, health/wellness and instructional technology.  Students entering the program without all, or part, of the undergraduate requirements may meet them with additional coursework or by competency tests while they are taking the graduate classes.

Please Note: All students who will be seeking licensure/certification outside of Pennsylvania should consult the State Authorization web page for more information.

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