Evaluation of Credentials (required prior to entering program):
Verification of Valid Pennsylvania Elementary Certification or   
Verification of Valid Pennsylvania Secondary Certification

Praxis Examination (must be passed prior to applying to the program)
Praxis - Education of Exceptional Students: Core Knowledge and Application
Test 0354 or 5354

Background checks and clearances (required prior to field experience placements):
Act 34 – Child Abuse               
Act 114 – FBI Fingerprinting Background Check
Act 151 – PA Criminal Background Check   
Tuberculosis Screening


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

610-796-8296 (phone) 610-796-8367 (fax) kelly.burr@alvernia.edu


Cynthia Mensch

Director of 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

1355 West Cheltenham Avenue

Melrose Park, PA 19027

215-635-4734 dana.baker@alvernia.edu

Special Education Certification