Alvernia University

Master of Education with Special Education Certification



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education with Special Education Certification

Format: Online

Program Description:

Alvernia University’s MSCHE-accredited online Master of Education degree with special education certification is designed to provide you with advanced preparation for a variety of education-related careers. Specialized courses develop the skills necessary to assume a key facilitating role in special education. Rigorous online coursework in leadership, statistical methodology, teaching research, special education services, legal influences and teaching practices for inclusive classrooms will make you a competitor for leadership positions. The special education certification requires completion of a practicum in which you will observe a teacher and their classroom, along with completion of student teaching in a special education classroom. Prior to enrollment in the M.Ed. with special education certification, you must provide verification of a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification.

The purpose of this program is to develop competent and effective experts with specialized knowledge in special education to assume critical teaching roles. With your master’s in education, you could pursue an administrative role as a department chair, committee head or community leader. You might also teach special education full time.

Because this program is delivered in an online format, you can fulfill both your educational and professional commitments. Alvernia’s affordable tuition and transfer credit options could shorten the time it takes to earn your degree.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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