Alvernia University

Special Education Certification



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Special Education Certification

Format: Online

Program Description:

The fully online Special Education Certificate from Alvernia University is ideal for you if you wish to advance your teaching career and work with diverse learning populations. Alvernia’s Special Education Certificate is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Prior to enrollment in the special education certification, you must provide verification of a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification.

Throughout the special education certification program, your coursework will focus on young students with special needs such as learning disabilities, social/emotional disorders and autism. The certification program also includes coursework in technology, literacy and teaching strategies and methods for the instruction of students. Working one-on-one with experienced faculty, you will learn how to better assist students with special needs as you improve your marketability as a special education teacher.

Because of Alvernia University’s generous transfer credit policy and 7-week course offerings, you could complete your special education certificate in just 18 months or less. Adding the online special education certificate to your existing qualifications will bolster your potential. In addition to teaching special education full time, you might seek a career as a special education paraprofessional or early intervention specialist.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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