Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Master of Science in Special Education
As a teacher, you want every child to develop his potential to the fullest. Children with cognitive differences or learning disabilities need specially trained educators in order to thrive. Gwynedd Mercy University offers Pennsylvania educators a Master of Science in Special Education (MSSPE).
This fully-online program features an accelerated course format, with classes scheduled one at a time in seven-week blocks. It is designed to help teachers meet the needs of children from pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. It integrates theory and research-based understanding with practical knowledge, preparing graduates for special education certification in Pennsylvania.
We also offer the option to pursue additional specialized coursework related to autism spectrum disorders, leading to an Autism Endorsement.
Core Special Education Curriculum
The goal of our 30-credit MSSPE program is to produce educators who are:
Core courses in the online special education master’s program include:
For educators who want to help children on the autistic spectrum, Gwynedd Mercy University offers the option to take an additional 12 credits (for a total of 42) focused on reaching autistic learners:
Who Can Apply
College has designed this online master’s in special education for Pennsylvania teachers who hold an Instructional I Certification. In addition, we require proof of a bachelor’s degree and a GPA of at least 2.0.
Applicants who already have a master’s degree in an education or counseling related field and wish to earn special education certification only may apply to our SPE Certification Only program.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Master's College or University II
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999