This 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.
Select either the 42-credit non-certification track or the 48-credit PA Special Education Certification track. Candidates who meet additional requirements by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) are also eligible to apply for ACSI Certification in Special Education.
For more information about the online Special Education Certification, contact Luke Gibson, Admissions Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Semester||42 TOTAL CREDITS:
33 Credits of Required Courses + 3 Elective Credits + 6 Bible/Theology Credits
Special Education Certification Track must add EDU 781 (6 credits) for a total of 48 credits
SPE 681 Behavioral Analysis & Autism Assessment
SPE 661 Foundations of Special Education
SPE 714 Diagnosis & Evaluation of the Exceptional Learner
SPE 762 Developmental & Diagnostic Reading Interventions
SPE 764 Teaching Children with Lower Incidence Disabilities
EDU 781 Teaching Practicum (6 credits; 4 weeks; for Special Education Certification Track only)
SPE 782 Behavior Measurement & Experimental Design***
SPE 793 Special Education Research Project***
|*Or SPE 664 Issues in Special Education for School Leaders
**For non-certification track, select either SPE 683 or SPE 684. For certification track, must select SPE 791 Delivery Systems in Least Restrictive Environment (2-wk practicum) and SPE 792 Delivery Systems in More Restrictive Environment (3-wk practicum).
***Requires access to classroom/clinical setting with at least one or more clients who are potential research participants.