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MEd in Education of Exceptional Persons and Special Education Certification

Professor Annah Hill teaches a class

PROFESSORS WHO KNOW YOU — With small class sizes, your professors get to know you—an advantage when it’s time to ask for a letter of reference. You’ll also gain more from class discussions in a small-classroom setting, where it’s easier to ask questions and tap into the experience and knowledge of your professor.

Make the Most Out of Your Degree With an MEd in Education of Exceptional Persons and Special Education Certificate

If your goal is to make the most out of your degree in special education, the MEd in Education of Exceptional Persons and Special Education certificate is perfect for you. In addition to learning how to create curricula to meet individual needs of students with disabilities, IUP enables you to pursue your Special Education certificate at the same time. This leads to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certification in Special Education—all while you earn your MEd in Exceptional Persons.

In addition to offering this track in a flexible, hybrid format, both in-class and online, IUP also offers two other tracks: the MEd in Education of Exceptional Persons, or the Special Education Certification Only track.

As a student you will:

  • Learn from a mix of classes and teaching field experiences designated by Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements.
  • Choose between a thesis and non-thesis option.
  • Select your electives working in conjunction with your advisor.
  • Complete a comprehensive examination as your terminal experience in the course.

If you currently hold teaching certification and are seeking additional certification in special education, you will develop a program of study based upon your past coursework. You will be required to demonstrate competency in teaching methods, child development, and any other area of deficiency noted by the graduate program faculty.

  • 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.