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Department of Special Education 

 Non-Degree Program for Mentally and Physically Handicapped Teacher Certification 



The non-degree teacher certification program is available online. It enables students interested in teaching mentally and/or physically handicapped students in the public schools to become certified as special education teachers.  The program is designed for graduate students who presently possess a valid Pennsylvania Elementary or Secondary Education Teaching Certificate and desire to have it extended to include special education.  Additionally, students with no valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate may be eligible for the program, but will need to complete specific undergraduate requirements before its completion.

Admission requirements include:

  1. eligibility for admission to the graduate school; and
  2. admission into the College of Education

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BSEd: Elementary and Special Education (2011)
MEd: Special Education – Autism Emphasis (2012)


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