Alvernia University

School of Graduate & Adult Education

Master of Education: Special Education


400 Saint Bernardine Street

Reading, PA 19607

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Special Education leading to a Master of Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Alvernia University has developed the program in Special Education leading to a Master of Education degree to provide educators with a broad-based knowledge of special-needs students, as they function in communities and classroom settings. In our Special Education program, students will find the knowledge and skills necessary to work with special-needs students. Make your teaching position matter by educating special-needs students using theory, fundamental techniques, and research based best practices. This program provides both historical and current knowledge of legislation, laws and research findings, existing and emerging theory, and methods of assessment for this population. Special attention is given to individual and state-wide planning, as well as new technology to support today's differentiated instruction. Important trends in programs and services, and strategies to develop reading skills for students are also studied. Alvernia's Master of Education degree provides the professional educator with a broad-based knowledge of information in the field of special education.


The program in Special Education leading to a Master of Education is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 33 credits (11 class

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $600 USD

Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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