Bachelor of Science in Education: Special Education
The department of Special Education, accredited by the National Council For Accreditation of Teacher Education, offers career-focused programs that leda to a Pennsylvania Instructional I teaching Certificate. Students who complete a baccalaureate program in special education are licensed to teach children with cognitive disabiliities, learning disabilities, emotional problems and multiple physical disabilities. Students may choose one of two dual majors. You will become certified to teach special education and either elementary education or early childhood-education. We also offer a master's degree in special education, along with certification-only programs.
The field of special education, both within Pennsylvania and nationally, continues to grow, providing excellent professional career opportunities.
Department of Special Education
For additional information contact
Chair: Dr. Jason Kight
Keystone Education Room 108B
724-938-4142 or 6039
According to Brenda DiEugenio (Dual B.S. Special/Elementary Education ’04), student teaching was a very valuable experience. “I had to the opportunity to learn from exceptional teachers, allowing me to gain an understanding of myself as a teacher and my philosophy on teaching.” With in-classroom experience in two local school districts, DiEugenio is now a Special Education Teacher for Agora Cyber Charter School. “I encourage students to be their own strongest advocate. Take time to reflect on and learn from every experience to grow both personally and professionally.”