The Special Education Certification (Grades Pre K-8 and 7-12) curriculum is 27 credits. Students with any bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for entry into the program.  Up to 6 graduate credits earned at another institution may be accepted for the Alvernia equivalent at the discretion of the department.

 

Curriculum Overview (27 credits)

MED 505 Introduction to Special Needs Students - 3 credits
MED 515 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms - 3 credits
MED 522 Practicum I (30 hours) - 1 credit
MED 523 Practicum II (30 hours) - 1 credit
MED 535 Collaboration & Legal Issues for Special Educators - 3 credits
MED 542 Assessment & Instruction of Students with Developmental Disabilities - 3 credits
MED 544 Transition & Instruction for Secondary Special Needs Students - 3 credits
MED 545 Social Development & Behavior Support in Inclusive Classrooms - 3 credits
MED 605 Enhancing Literacy for Special Needs Students - 3 credits
MED 671 Student Teaching in Special Education (seven weeks) - 3 credits
MED 673 Student Teaching in Special Education Seminar (co-requisite MED 671) - 1 credit

Special Education Certification