Contact Info

          School of Graduate Studies
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Toll Free: (888) 845-2890
          Fax: (814) 732-2611
          Email: gradstudies@edinboro.edu

          Dr. Meghan Ferraro
          Graduate Program Head
          Phone: (814) 732-2410
          Email: ferrarom@edinboro.edu

          Special Education


          In today’s inclusive classroom, a strong background in special education is essential for all teachers. Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Special Education provides the opportunity for teachers already certified in any PreK-12 area to become certified in Special Education. For teachers already certified in Special Education, our master’s degree allows you to develop expertise in autism or behavior management.

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          Teachers without Special Education certification may enroll in the MEd in Special Education Option 1 to obtain PA Special Education certification.  The courses in this program are designed to meet all Pennsylvania Department of Education Special Education guidelines and Council for Exceptional Children standards.  The program is 36 credits and requires a one-week residency on campus during the first summer of your program.

          Teachers already holding Special Education certification may enroll in the MEd in Special Education Option 2.  This program is designed to develop and improve knowledge of and performance in core professional competencies related to the field of special education.  Students can chose to specialize in autism or behavior management.  The program is 30 credits and requires a one-week residency on campus during the first summer of your program.

          Teachers who matriculate into the MEd in Special Education Option 2 may also earn the Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement Certificate.

          Admission, Curriculum and Degree Information Factsheet and Handbook.