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MEd and Special Education Certification Course List

Students who enter this program with secondary teacher certification or teacher certification other than elementary education will be required to demonstrate competency in teaching methods, child development, and other areas as noted by the 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 experiences designated by Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements. 

The required courses for this track include the following: 

Required Courses: Certification

  • 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) 

Requirements: MEd

  • EDEX 751: Transition (3 credits) 
  • EDEX 755: Collaboration (3 credits) 
  • GSR 615: Elements of Research (3 credits) 
  • Elective (3 credits) 
  • Comprehensive Exam 
  • Benchmark Project 
  • Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department
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