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Press Release: DeSales University Offers Master Of Education In Special Education With Three Options
Date: 6/5/2003


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DeSales University Offers Master Of Education In Special Education With Three Options

Center Valley, Pa... (June 4, 2003)---DeSales University now offers a Master of Education in Special Education with three options.

The Master of Education in Special Education Program is designed to prepare educators to work with children and youth who have a variety of mild/moderate disabilities. Because of the shortage of well-trained special education teachers, graduates of the Special Education program will find their skills in high demand and job opportunities numerous.

DeSales University offers three graduate study options to individuals whose career goals include working with special education populations.

1. Master of Education in Special Education
The M.Ed. is for teachers already certified in Special Education who desire to develop advanced level competencies in their field. This degree is also available for individuals with baccalaureate degrees seeking professional careers in special education settings where certification is not required. The program consists of 30 credits.

2. Master of Education Program in Special Education with Initial Certification.
This option is for the person who wants to pursue the M.Ed. in Special Education and has no prior Pennsylvania teaching certification. This option consists of 33 credits plus a twelve week student teaching experience.

3. Master of Education in Special Education with Certification
This option is for teachers who hold an Instructional I certificate and want to earn a masters degree in Special Education and obtain Special Education certification. The program consists of 36 credits.

There is an increasing demand and shortage of special education teachers across the United States, including Pennsylvania. Between 1992 and 1999, the number of children ages 3 to 21 in the United States grew by 6.8 percent. During that same period, the number of students with disabilities grew at 20.3 percent. This trend verifies that there is an increasing enrollment of special education students and a need for more certified special educators.

For more information, contact Dr. Terry A. Olivier, director of master of education programs at DeSales University, at (610) 282-1100, ext. 1461, or via email at med@desales.edu.


Press Release: DeSales University Offers Master Of Education In Special Education With Three Options | Posted on: 6/5/2003

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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