Special Education (PK-12) BS
Maximize your capacity to engage special education and special needs students in enriched and meaningful skill development and growth in all areas of life.
Why Study Special Education (PK–12)?
Teachers with special education certification are in high demand as general educators or special educators in inclusive or more restrictive classrooms. Those who study special education gain expert knowledge on the best practices to significantly impact the lives of K–12 students who have special needs.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student receives a BS in Education degree. This program also leads to the PK-12 Pennsylvania Instructional I certification for public school teaching in special education and the K-12 ACSI certification/endorsement in special education.
Study Special Education (PK–12) at Cairn
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Required Credits: 132
- ECH 425 Assessing/Managing Behavior
- EDU 401 Philosophy of School Ed
- EDU 402 Ed Assessment/Adapt
- SPE 463 Teach Higher Incidence Dis
Special Education Teacher
Autistic Classroom Teacher
Work in public, charter, Christian, or other private schools
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An Affordable Education
While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey. You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
Meet Our Faculty
Barbara Cooper teaches classes in Special Education. She began her teaching career as a missionary, training people from around the globe. From there she taught in public and private school settings teaching in elementary levels and special education. She also has been an adjunct professor at Biblical Theological Seminary for seven years, teaching international students English and American culture. She is married to Derek, and they have three children.
Mrs. Duprey taught in Autism Support for 7 years in the School District of Philadelphia and also has experience with ESL tutoring and working with children in early childhood programs. At Cairn she teaches education courses such as Foundations of Special Education and Diagnosis and Evaluation of Exceptional Learners. She has been married to her husband, Marques, for seven years, and they have two boys. She grew up in Philadelphia but now lives in the Abington area where she and her family are excited to be part of a church plant in Brewerytown.