West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Education

Special Education


West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certification of Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders Ceritification Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate in Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology (online) Certification Leadership for Women

Format: Campus

Program Description:

In keeping with the purpose of teacher education at West Chester University, the prime mission of the Master of Education in Special Education is to prepare advanced-level teachers who can synthesize and apply self-awareness in general knowledge of a) the study of the learner with disabilities, b) the appropriate content for the learner with disabilities, and c) effective classroom pedagogy. This integrative process encourages reflection on the science of teaching and results in a professional who is able to make sound, ethical education decisions regarding curriculum and instructional strategies for students with disabilities. The program is, in the traditional sense, an opportunity if one is already ceritified in a particular area of interest to extend one's knowledge in a new and professionally rewarding direction. The special education program is enriched by the practical experiences available in a variety of teaching situations. Available certification in specialization in Autism spectrum disorders (18 credit hours). Online MEd program available. Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Universal Deisgn for Learning and Assistive Technology (18 credits)


Middle States Commission on Higher Education Pennsylvania Department of Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 834.05 In state/ 759.05 Out of state USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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