Master of Education in Special Education
Alvernia University

Program Details

Alvernia University’s M.Ed. in Special Education prepares educators who hold another teaching certification to succeed in a variety of inclusive special education classroom settings. Teachers will learn how to apply theory, fundamental techniques, and research-based best practices.

The curriculum focuses on working with young students with special needs including learning disabilities, social/emotional disorders, and autism. Courses also cover technology, literacy, and teaching strategies. Participants will complete classroom field experiences.

The Master’s in Special Education online includes courses such as:

  • Differentiated instruction in inclusive classrooms
  • Collaboration and legal issues for special educators
  • Assessment and instruction of students with developmental disabilities
  • School law and social advocacy

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Alvernia University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent