Nov 26, 2020  
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education in Special Education with Teacher Certification (M.Ed.)


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Offered through the college’s Department of Education in conjunction with SCPS, this master’s program leads to teacher certification in special education.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Plan, design, and implement research-based instructional and assessment practices in special education.
  • Develop and apply instructional methodologies, including the use of technology, appropriate for a special education classroom.
  • Critically apply, adapt, and differentiate content knowledge and skills to facilitate inclusive student learning.
  • Create, organize, and maintain an effective and safe classroom environment for all learners.
  • Design and implement successful interventions responsive to the needs of all students.
  • Exhibit the qualities that characterize a professional individual, including professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities of a certified teacher in special education.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continued professional development and service to the discipline.

Degree Requirements


  • Possess a baccalaureate degree with teacher certification.  Out of state candidates must contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and attain PA Certification through reciprocity before program acceptance.
  • Successfully complete undergraduate introductory courses in inclusive learning environments and inclusive education.  Students deficient in these areas will be required to take MSE 512 (Learning Environment and Social Interaction in Inclusive Settings) and MSE 522 (Foundations of Inclusive Education) as part of their graduate program coursework.
  • Successfully complete an undergraduate level course in probability and statistics.
  • A 3.3 cumulative GPA or above.
  • Letters of recommendation from two supervisors that (1) speak to the ability of the candidate to complete the program, fieldwork, and internship hours and (2) address the willingness of the candidate’s school/district to accommodate these hours.
  • Submit a writing sample that demonstrates higher-order thinking, writing, and communication skills.

Course Requirements:


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