Initial Teacher Certification, Special Education Pre K-12, M.Ed. G
Specifically designed as a practitioner’s degree, for students who wish to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to work in a professional field.
What Can I Do with this Degree?
- Accelerated Program
As a professional degree, the M.Ed. is intended for students who wish, upon graduation, to assume positions of leadership in a practical setting or positions requiring more advanced study than that available at the bachelor’s level (e.g., as an instructional technologist or as a district resource teacher).
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the cognitive, emotional, physical and social development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and children in the primary grades
- Design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for all children
- Analyze the classroom environment to determine how it can be adapted to meet diverse needs of children
- Develop and implement appropriate formative and summative assessment strategies
- Degree Awarded
- Master of Education
- Program Type
- Program Location
This Accelerated Degree Program is designed to provide individuals, who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than education, the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching special education in grades PK-12. While earning a Master of Education degree, students also meet Pennsylvania state requirements for Special Education PK-12 teacher certification.
The course of study includes a background in psychology and pedagogy, as well as the study of the knowledge and skills needed by special education teachers Three credits of practicum, are required prior to the supervised field experience. For the culminating experience, the student must spend a semester, or a minimum of 14 weeks, full-time in a special education classroom, supervised by Holy Family University School of Education faculty.
Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work
School districts working with our students and employing our graduates include:
- Archdiocese of Philadelphia
- Bristol Borough
- Bristol Township
- Central Bucks
- Council Rock
- Mount Laurel
- New Hope-Solebury
Our faculty are at the heart of student success.
Educational & Organizational Leadership, Ed.D. G
The Accelerated Degree Doctor of Education in Educational & Organizational Leadership is a practice-based program rooted in current research that develops innovative and effective school and community leaders.
- Accelerated Program
Education, Concentration in Pre K-4, B.A. UG
The Bachelor of Arts in Education with a concentration in Pre K-4 provides the necessary training for students interested in teaching at the PreK-4 level.
Education, Concentration in Pre K-4/Special Education Pre K-12, B.A. UG
The Bachelor of Arts in Education with a concentration in Pre K-4/Special Education Pre K-12 enables students to become certified to teach all courses from Pre K-4 (nursery/age three) through fourth grade (age nine).