Master of Education with Special Education Certification

 

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  • Tuition

    Tuition for the online Master of Education with Special Education Certification is $570 per credit hour. Visit our financial aid page to learn about options available to you. More

  • Flexibility

    Complete your coursework and manage your current work schedule with the accessibility of online courses. More

  • Interactive

    Engage with peers in a pragmatic and ethics-driven learning environment. More

Courses

Course Requirements (45 credits):

Special Education Teaching Certification (Grades Pre-K through 8 and Grades 7-12): 27 Credits

*This class is to be taken prior to those listed below it.

Core Master of Education Courses: 18 credits

Admissions

For entrance into the Online Master of Education with Special Education Certification program, you’ll need to:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Provide verification of valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification.
  • Provide proof of a baccalaureate degree and official transcripts from all institutions attended. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation.
  • Write a one-page personal statement about the value of graduate education for your personal and professional goals.
  • Provide a resume outlining your professional and educational experiences.

You must also have the following background checks and clearances, which are required prior to all field experience placements:

  • Act 34 — Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Act 114 — FBI Fingerprinting Background Check
  • Act 151 — PA Criminal Background Check
  • Tuberculosis Screening

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Tuition

Tuition for the online Master of Education with Special Education Certification is $570 per credit hour. Visit our financial aid page to learn what options are available to you.

Potential Careers

The online Master of Education with Special Education Certification prepares you for success in the special education classroom, plus many other diverse teaching opportunities, including education department advisory positions, committee leadership roles, and school administrative careers. Earning your master’s degree along with this certification will increase your marketability as an educator and give you a competitive edge in the field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of special education teachers in the United States is $58,980, notably higher than the national median salary of teachers who only earn a bachelor’s degree.