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Post-Bacc Special Education PreK-12 Certification

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The Post-Baccalaureate Special Education PreK-12 program is designed for those interested in teaching children and young adults with disabilities. Our program is designed to guide students as they examine disability through an interdisciplinary, strengths-based perspective that focuses on the social and cultural aspects that may impact academic and social outcomes for children and young adults with disabilities. The sequence of courses allows candidates to employ multiple disciplinary perspectives to enter the special education field as professionals who are knowledgeable, reflective, and informed advocates for families and their children with disabilities.


Outcomes

Students who complete the Special Education PreK-12 certification program can obtain Instructional I teacher certification in Special Education. Graduates from the program may seek career opportunities in public, private, and charter schools in a variety of educational settings serving children and young adults with disabilities.


Curriculum

The Post-Baccalaureate Special Education PreK-12 program consists of ten online synchronous evening special education and one online synchronous evening student teaching seminar course. All courses have been approved by the PA Department of Education. The sequence of courses allows candidates to employ multiple disciplinary perspectives to enter the special education field as professionals who are knowledgeable, reflective, and informed advocates for children/students with disabilities. 

  • EDUC 507 Culture Community and Diversity 
  • EDUC 534 Including Students with Disabilities 
  • EDUC 626 Comprehensive Literacy Practices 
  • EDUC 617 Special Education Identification and Intervention 
  • EDUC 618 Effective Inclusionary Practices 
  • EDUC 610 Differentiating Instruction 
  • EDUC 624 Educating Students with Disabilities 
  • EDUC 670 Language Acquisition and Development 
  • EDUC 623 Special Education Processes and Procedures 
  • EDUC 660 Literacy Resistance in Secondary Schools 
  • EDUC 676 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation 
  • EDUC 570 Seminar in Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  • EDUC 575 Student Teaching
  • EDUC 576 Student Teaching
  • EDUC 577 Student Teaching
     

Academic Requirements

Candidates for this program are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the program. You must have prior written approval from the program coordinator if you plan to complete any of the courses at another institution.


Content Area Tests - required prior to certification

  • 5355  Special Ed: Core Knowledge/Application
  • 5511  Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge - (does not need to be taken if looking to be dually certified)

Please visit this site for more information: https://www.ets.org/praxis/site/test-takers/where-to-test.html

Test scores should be reported to Moravian University (RA2418) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.