Alvernia University

School of Graduate & Adult Education

Special Education Certification


400 Saint Bernardine Street

Reading, PA 19607

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Alvernia also offers a program in Special Education leading to a Master of Education degree.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Remember the teacher that unlocked the mystery of reading for you way back in first grade? Maybe it came easy for you but not to the boy or girl sitting next to you. You could be the person who opens doors for students of all abilities by earning a Special Education Certification at Alvernia University. Alvernia University has developed a program that prepares future educators to be certified in Special Education for students who already hold another teaching certification. The program provides coursework and field experiences that prepare students to be successful in a variety of inclusive special education classroom settings. The Special Education Certification complies with current Pennsylvania and national standards. In addition to coursework that focuses on young students with special needs such as learning disabilities, social/emotional disorders, and autism, the certification program also includes coursework in technology, literacy and teaching strategies and methods for the instruction of students. Certification students are required to complete classroom field experiences throughout their program to enhance their understanding of working with children with various abilities and disabilities.


The Special Education Certification is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 20 credits (8 classe

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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