Special Education

Academic Advisor

Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Education

   610-796-5519
   margaret.dougherty@alvernia.edu

 


Admissions Staff


Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-8296
   Fax: 610-796-8367
   kelly.burr@alvernia.edu

Cynthia Mensch
Director, Alvernia University
Schuylkill Center

   1544 Route 61 Hwy S. Suite 6190
   Pottsville, PA 17901
   570.385.2382
   cynthia.mensch@alvernia.edu

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027
   215-635-4734
   dana.baker@alvernia.edu

MED Brochure
MED Brochure
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students


Alvernia University has developed the program in Special Education leading to a Master of Education degree to provide educators with a broad-based knowledge of special-needs students, as they function in communities and classroom settings. In our Special Education program, students will find the knowledge and skills necessary to work with special-needs students.

Make your teaching position matter by educating special-needs students using theory, fundamental techniques, and research based best practices. This program provides both historical and current knowledge of legislation, laws and research findings, existing and emerging theory, and methods of assessment for this population.

Special attention is given to individual and state-wide planning, as well as new technology to support today's differentiated instruction. Important trends in programs and services, and strategies to develop reading skills for students are also studied.
 
Alvernia's Master of Education degree provides the professional educator with a broad-based knowledge of information in the field of special education. The program in Special Education leading to a Master of Education is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

View the curriculum and course descriptions required for this degree, learn more about our admission process, or request more information.

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Alvernia's Undergraduate, Masters, Certifications, and Ph.D. programs help you meet the challenges of education with innovative, engaging teaching methodologies. Learn more.
Faculty Perspective
 
Ellen Engler
 
Ellen Engler, B.S., M.S.Ed.
Associate Professor of Education

“The M.Ed. and graduate certification programs at Alvernia University employ a values-centered approach to prepare highly-qualified, caring educators and school leaders. Through coursework and field work, students become ready to address many needs of diverse populations we now see in today’s schools.”



Student Profile
 
MED Classroom
 

Steph Snavely, M.Ed. ’10

“The M.Ed. program at Alvernia University has provided an academically challenging experience which is relevant to my career as a teacher.”

Sheila Nolt, M.Ed. ’09

“Alvernia University has challenged and broadened my views on education. People have been extremely helpful and friendly, unlike other institutions I attended in the past. It has a personal touch.”