Complete the MS in Special Education (Instruction) program at Cairn University and fulfill requirements for Pennsylvania Special Education Certification. Candidates who meet additional requirements by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) are also eligible to apply for ACSI Certification in Special Education. A non-certification track is also available.
This 42-credit, biblically integrated program equips educators with expert knowledge and best practices to competently engage students with special needs in enriched and meaningful skill development and growth in all areas of life. Professionals with special education certification are in high demand in both inclusive and more restrictive classrooms. This program is designed for individuals already holding or pursuing teaching certification.
|Semester||42 TOTAL CREDITS:
30 Credits of Required Courses + 6 Elective Credits + 6 Bible/Theology Credits
Special Education Certification Track must add EDU 781 (6 credits) for a total of 48 credits
SPE 661 Foundations of Special Education
SPE 764 Teaching Children with Lower Incidence Disabilities
SPE 664 Issues in Special Education for School Leaders*
SPE 762 Developmental & Diagnostic Reading Interventions
SPE 782 Behavior Measurement and Experimental Design
THE 601 Overview of Christian Theology
SPE 793 Special Education Research Project**
BIB 621 Biblical Integration for Educators
|* Or SPE 761
** Requires access to classroom/clinical setting with at least one or more clients who are potential research participants
For more information about the online Special Education Certification, contact Luke Gibson, Admissions Counselor, at email@example.com.