College of Education
The Special Education program offers a course of study which can lead to Pennsylvania Department of Education certification to teach the mentally and/or physically handicapped.
The program is designed to prepare teachers for individuals labeled mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, and physically handicapped.
A program for certification in Special Education is available only in combination with Elementary Education. Additional certification can be obtained in Early Childhood by taking an additional sequence of courses.
ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Special Education)
All requirements for the Elementary Education program must be completed and five s.h. of Student Teaching-Elementary 0271 (Student Teaching in the Elementary School) must be in a Special Education placement. In addition, the following courses must be c ompleted (for students admitted prior to July 1, 1999):
Special Education 23 s.h.
Note: A new sequence of courses for special education certification will be required for students admitted after July 1, 1999. Students should contact the Office of Student Services for specific details about these requirements.
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