Special Education Certification

 

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  • Tuition

    Online Special Education Certification tuition is $550 per credit hour. Visit our financial aid page to learn what options are 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

Courses (27 credits):

Admissions

For entrance into the Online 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.
  • 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
  • Act 114 — FBI Fingerprinting Background Check
  • Act 151 — PA Criminal Background Check
  • Tuberculosis Screening

Interested in Alvernia’s On-Campus Special Education Certification program, click here to learn more

Tuition

Online Special Education Certification tuition is $550 per credit hour. Visit our financial aid page to learn what options are available to you.

Potential Careers

The special education certification prepares you to educate children who have special needs — in a special education classroom or inclusive classroom environment. Since this certification is offered for grades PreK-8 and 7-12, you can tailor the credential to the age group of your choice. The certification program expands your marketability as a classroom educator or special classroom educator, with a curriculum that includes instruction techniques, promoting prosocial behavior and other skills that will help you assist students in meeting their goals.

Alumni Success

“Alvernia University strives to integrate a variety of different teaching methods to ensure success.”

Michelle Salloum
Special Education Certification ‘08