2020-2021 Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Special Education: PreK-8 Certification

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Program Description

The Master of Education in Special Education: Pre-K-8 Certification program is intended for applicants who already hold Pennsylvania teaching certification in elementary education, Pre-K to grade 4, or grade 4 to grade 8. Upon completion, the student will hold a master's degree in special education and will be eligible to add Pre-K to grade 8 special education endorsement to their current teaching certificate.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Jason Kight

Delivery Mode

100% Online


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation  (CAEP, formerly NCATE)

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education


Course Credits
ESP 602  Life Skills Planning and Instruction 3
ESP 603  Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 3
ESP 607  Early Intervention: Special Education 3
ESP 610  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
ESP 612  Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K-8 Inclusion 3
ESP 620  Special Education History, Theory and Exceptionality 3
ESP 622  Advanced Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K-8 Inclusion 3
ESP 639  Field Experience Seminar in Special Education 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
ESP 800  Seminar in Advanced Behavior Analysis and Research Design 3
Total 30

ESP 610 and 701 are pre-requisite courses for all other ESP courses.

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