Learn how to best meet the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of students with disabilities through Millersville University's PK-12 certification Special Education program. This program is jointly supported by our Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education and the Educational Foundations Department.
Why Study This Program?
The Millersville Special Education Program is unique in that it is jointly housed by the Departments of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education and Educational Foundations. This collaboration reflects Millersville's deep commitment to inclusivity.
Millersville University’s PK-12 Special Education is taught by knowledgeable faculty with extensive expertise in the range of exceptionalities and ages. Furthermore, it benefits from the contribution of colleagues in diverse fields such as literacy, ELL, and educational psychology.
PK-12 schools nationwide experience an ongoing need for qualified special educators. Students enrolled in Millersville University's PK-12 Special Education program will acquire the skills to fulfill and thoroughly address the needs of students with disabilities in multiple settings.
This program also offers unique educational experiences beyond the classroom including internships with local organizations and extensive and diverse field study opportunities.
Graduates receive their Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) and are eligible for Pennsylvania teaching certification in Special Education, Grades PK-12.
Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women. The Elementary and Early Childhood programs have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of educator Preparation (CAEP).
What Will You Learn?
Millersville University's experienced professors create an inclusive learning environment that models best practices for teaching through respect, collaboration, mutuality and the realization of each individual gift.
The PK-12 Special Education Certification program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to support students with varying strengths, needs, and disabilities from Pre-K to 12th grade.
All MU education programs involve a Foundations Block which explores the structure and function of contemporary public schools and recent and historical themes in the psychology of teaching and learning. Professional Blocks which focus on instructional technology and positive learning environments, and a semester of student teaching.
As a special education major, you will progress through Professional Blocks in Early Childhood or Secondary Education in addition to Professional Blocks in Special Education. You will also participate in two student teaching experiences at the elementary and secondary levels to direct your career aspirations after graduation.
- Special Education Teacher
- Special Education Advocate
- Special Education Consultant
- Establish a foundation for focused Masters studies in related areas
- Early Childhood Education Teacher
- Secondary Education Teacher
Clubs and Organizations
- Best Buddies
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
- Early Childhood Organization (ECHO)
- Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA)
- Color of Teaching Mentoring Program (CoT)
- Student PSEA at Millersville University (SPSEA)
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