Program Overview

Arcadia University is currently offering a Master of Education with a Concentration in Special Education program. This degree is designed for students with a Bachelor’s of Education to expand their methods of teaching in regards to children with developmental issues or special needs.  Arcadia University has designed this program around 4 pillars: Consultation & Collaboration, Inclusion and Diversity, Authenticity and Reflection.  Every class will feature all of these components as a foundation to build upon.  The courses will also include up-to-date and relevant teaching about the most recent developments in the special education field.

The Master of Education degree consists of a minimum of 30 completed credits.  Apart from 6 credits of foundation courses, students will complete 18 credits of concentration courses, 3 hours of electives chosen with an advisor and a Culminating Activity class. Some of the classes in the main concentration include Instructional and Assistive Technologies, Introduction to Inclusive Education, Disability Studies, Positive Behavior Approaches and Supporting Students with High/Low Incidence Disabilities.

Arcadia’s online program is designed to give students the full range of resources that are available to its on-campus students. Individuals participating in the online program will have full access to Arcadia’s digital library resources to find scholarly journal entries that pertain to their online course.  Students will have access to message boards to engage in discussion of the class materials with both faculty and other students.  The online courses are administered through the MyBlackboard learning system, which allows easy communication and quick feedback from professors.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better.

    School Overview

    Arcadia University, located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, began in 1853 as a small Methodist college. Arcadia acquired university status in 2001. Arcadia University provides a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience for intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a life of scholarship, service, and professional contribution. Building upon its legacy of distinction in global education, Arcadia University will be a vibrant and supportive community of diverse scholars and learners; renowned for its high-quality faculty, staff, and students; acclaimed for its student-centered focus; and valued for making a difference in the lives of its graduates.

    The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master's degrees, doctoral degrees, graduate certificates and various online learning courses. Many degrees and certificate programs are offered fully online. Online classes take form in online, hybrid, and accelerated formats.


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