The Education and Special Education Department offers the degree program Master of Education, Special Education with two concentrations, added certification or non-certification.
Teaching requires knowledgeable, creative, and committed professionals who make informed decisions on behalf of their students. Through advances studies in education, M.Ed. graduate students become more knowledgeable, skilled and confident teacher leaders. They also learn to collaborate with colleagues, to be lifelong learners, and to lead by example. Courses and research experiences in the graduate program are designed to prepare reflective teacher leaders. This program is also designed to develop advanced knowledge in research, curriculum, supervision and adaptative strategies meeting the needs of all learners.
The certification concentration is designed for educators who are certified at the initial level in another education field. The graduates of this concentration are prepared to meeting the special education certification requirements in Pennsylvania. The non-certification concentration for candidates from education and related fields not seeking education certification provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of special education programs and services for individuals with exceptional learning needs.
The principal accrediting agencies for Mansfield University are: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 33-36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In state: $429/Out of state: $644 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Fringe Rural Area
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999