Graduate and Professional Studies
The graduate program in special education offers students the opportunity to join the ranks of professionals who are committed to ensuring that all children and adolescents, including those with disabilities, receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. Students enrolled in the program quickly come to embrace the position that the purpose of education is the same for students with and without disabilities: to provide experiences that facilitate the acquisition of school success and satisfaction. The graduate program believes this position is best accomplished by focusing less on disabilities and more on students’ strengths and abilities and by matching individualized instruction to those strengths and abilities.
* Offers programs tailored to a range of student needs, from those seeking a master's degree to those seeking certification.
* Meets Maryland State Department of Education requirements for certification; also recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
* Encompasses both state-of-the-art research and best classroom practices.
* Most courses offered at times convenient for working adults.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999