Bachelor of Science in Education: Special Education
The special education program is nationally recognized and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The program leads to a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. By completing this program, you will be certified to teach in the following areas in special education: children with low intelligence, learning disabilities, emotional problems and multiple physical disabilities. This dual certification program covers grades kindergarten through 8 or 7-12 secondary and special education.
We also offer a dual major in specia;/early childhood education and special education/middle-level education. By choosing one of these degrees, you'll also earn a teaching certification in either early childhood education or middle-level education.
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.”