Post-Bacc Special Education PreK-12 Certification
With an 18-Month Accelerated Option
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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.
Students can choose an 18-month accelerated pathway option that integrates all PA Department of Education competencies in ten special education courses, providing many opportunities to immediately apply knowledge and skills to a current teaching experience or field placement as a mode for competency demonstration. This, along with learning and utilizing research-based teaching practices and innovative technology, ensures that our students are ready to teach and embrace students with disabilities in a variety of different schools (private, public, charter) and classroom settings.
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.
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.
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 534: Including Students with Disabilities
- EDUC 610: Differentiating Instruction
- EDUC 626: Comprehensive Literacy Practices
- EDUC 617: Special Education Identification and Intervention
- EDUC 660: Literacy Resistance in Secondary Schools
- EDUC 618: Effective Inclusionary Practices
- EDUC 670: Language Acquisition and Development
- EDUC 624: Educating Students with Disabilities
- EDUC 676: Literacy Assessment and Evaluation
- EDUC 570: Student Teaching Seminar
- EDUC 623: Special Education Processes and Procedures
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.