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

Praxis Examination:
Praxis - Education of Exceptional Students: Core Knowledge and Application
Test 0354 or 5354
* Must be passed prior to applying for Special Education Certification

Background checks and clearances (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


Academic Advisor

Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Education



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)


Cynthia Mensch

Director of Schuylkill Center

1544 Route 61 Hwy S. Suite 6190

Pottsville, PA 17901



Dana Baker

Director of Philadelphia Center

1355 West Cheltenham Avenue

Melrose Park, PA 19027


MED with Special Education Certification