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MEd in Special Education

This track (18 hours minimum) is designed for the sole purpose of obtaining a special education certificate, thus excluding the degree in the same field. 

Students who enter this program with secondary teacher certification or with teacher certification in an area other than elementary education will be required to complete additional coursework in teaching methods, child development, and any other area of deficiency noted by graduate program faculty. 

Each of the 500-level courses (dual-level offerings) requires field experience, the total of which is designed to approximate the student teaching field experience designated by Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements. 

The required courses for this track include the following: 

  • EDEX 569: Education of Persons with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders, Brain Injury, or Learning Disabilities (3 credits) 
  • EDEX 578: Education of Persons with Mental Retardation, Development Disabilities, Physical or Multiple Disabilities (3 credits) 
  • EDEX 752: Assessment of Persons with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDEX 754: Advanced Instructional Design in Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDEX 785: Practicum and Internship (Severe-Profound Disabilities) (3 credits)
  • EDEX 558 or 755: Transition or Collaboration (3 credits each- either 7-12 certification or Pre-K–8 certification)
  • Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.